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School Board authorizes District to review operational needs in light of required distance learning format

The School Board this evening approved a resolution authorizing the District to begin reviewing operational needs based on the local health authority’s requirement to reopen the 2020-21 school year in a distance learning format.

With the required change from in-person instruction to online comes ripple effects to the District’s revenue (enrollment, transportation, rental fees, meal sales) and to operational needs, which includes staffing.

As the distance learning model changes the way the District must operate, we need to subsequently review and assess the most effective and efficient way to reorganize the District’s work to support our reopening plans. This means there’s a potential need to temporarily reorganize and/or reduce classified staff. These are decisions we don't take lightly. 

This unforeseen situation is nothing we want, or expected, to implement. The pandemic has hit everyone hard in different ways that are out of our control.

We value and appreciate all of our employees, who are important members of our District family with a shared mission to educate every student, every day. We will continue to work hard to provide an exceptional learning experience for a successful school year ahead.

Resolution No. 33/19-20: Authorizing the Superintendent to Identify Reorganizations or Reductions in Classified Staffing