I hope this communication finds you well and you had a relaxing weekend. As you are aware, no decision has been easy as it relates to COVID -19.
The administration has been collaborating with several health agencies to guide our decision-making with implementing and revising our Health and Safety Plan. Two critical components of the new Health and Safety Plan will focus on masking and physical distancing.
I wanted to inform you that I have scheduled a Special Board meeting on August 2nd to share my recommendations and the mitigation strategies for our in-person return in the Fall.
At this time, and with the most recent guidance, I will be presenting to the Board my recommendation that students who are younger than 12 years of age will be required to be masked while indoors. Unvaccinated individuals over 12 years of age, will be asked to wear a mask, but it will not be mandated. Furthermore, the District will return to three feet of physical distancing as an additional mitigation strategy. I know many will disagree with my recommendation and my decision to present this option to the Board. The Board will hear my recommendation, have an opportunity to ask questions, listen to community input and make a decision.
I look forward to your participation and voice on August 2nd when the District will present in its entirety the Health and Safety Plan.