Governing Board Brief - August 11, 2020

The Governing Board met for a scheduled Work-Study and Brief Board Business Meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

The meeting began at 4:00pm with a call to Executive Session for discussion or consideration of matters relating to school safety operations or school safety plans or programs.

The Work Study was called to order at 6:00pm.

The meeting began with an update from members of the Governing Board, highlighting that it is the goal of the Governing Board and the district to reopen schools as quickly as is safely possible.  The district and the Governing Board are already in the process of reviewing the county health benchmarks recently provided by the Arizona Department of Health, and efforts are being made to seek data at a school district level, to support decision making.  The Governing Board also updated that there will be a special meeting called for next Tuesday to review the health benchmark data and a comprehensive plan from the district for reopening schools.  It was noted that this plan will most likely include a phased return to campuses, which would allow schools to open sooner rather than later.

Superintendent, Dr. Shane McCord, presented ‘Arizona Department of Health Benchmarks to Reopen Schools’, and was available for questions from the Governing Board.

Director of Athletics, Mr Stephen McDowall, presented the district ‘Fall Sports Schedules’, and was available for questions from the Governing Board.

Executive Director of Community Engagement and Strategic Initiatives Mr Jared Ryan, presented the district ‘Onsite Support Learning Plan’.  Mr Ryan, and Director of Special Education, Ms. Fran Grossenbacher were both available for questions from the Governing Board.

Presentation of ‘Face Covering Policy Regulations: GBGB-R, JICA-RB and KI-RB’ followed, and was presented by 

The Work Study was adjourned at 7:45pm.

The Brief Board Business Meeting was called to order at 7:46pm.

The following Consent Agenda items were approved with a 5-0 vote :

6.02 Certified Personnel

6.03 Support Staff Personnel

6.04 Maintenance Laundry and Cloth Service

6.05 Security Entry Renovation for High Schools 

The Brief Board Business Meeting was adjourned at 7:50pm.