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August 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Special Meeting

Agenda
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. DETERMINE QUORUM
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Description:  The agenda is set by the Superintendent and Board President with input received from the board. 
Recommended Motion:  Approve agenda
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve agenda as written. This motion, made by {Insert Board Member} and seconded by {Insert Board Member}, {Insert Action Result}.
5. COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE UNRELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS
6. COMMENTS FROM AUDIENCE RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS
7. COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS
8. OLD BUSINESS
9. NEW BUSINESS
9.1. Approval of the preliminary Petersburg Smart Start Plan that was created using the July 27th release of AK Smart Start guidance. 
Presenter:  Superintendent Kludt-Painter
Description:  On July 27th, the Dept of Education & Early Development for the State of Alaska released new and more robust guidance for districts to use in creating their reopening plans, procedures, and protocols. Admin staff has worked over the summer to create the preliminary document that is presented. The Superintendent has the authority to make adjustments to the plan using the AK Smart Start guidance due to updated guidance being released, risk levels changing, student/staff health, staffing levels, and instructional needs.  
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve the preliminary Petersburg Smart Start Plan that was created using the July 27th release of AK Smart Start guidance. This motion, made by {Insert Board Member} and seconded by {Insert Board Member}, {Insert Action Result}.
9.2. Change the 2020-'21 School Calendar
Presenter:  Superintendent Kludt-Painter
Description:  In order to allow for a slow start and additional staff preparation time; the district is proposing a new student start date of August 31. The current start date is August 24th and this would allow for an additional week of in-service/preparation time. The week of August 31- Sept 4th will be a soft start where students may be invited into the school building to learn procedures, get comfortable with new protocols and reintroduce the community to gatherings of 10+ people. Sept 8th will begin a more robust schedule for students where they may be attending in person or online. 
Recommended Motion(s):  Approve the first day of school for students to be changed from August 24th to August 31st. This motion, made by {Insert Board Member} and seconded by {Insert Board Member}, {Insert Action Result}.
Attachments: (1)
9.3. Acceptance of CARES act funding
Presenter:  Superintendent Kludt-Painter
Description:  Acceptance of CARES act funding from the Federal Government via the Petersburg Borough. The Superintendent will also give an overview of where the monies will be spent. CARES act funding has to be spent by Dec 31, 2020 
Recommended Motion(s):  Accept CARES act funding in the amount of $778,000 from the Federal Government via the Petersburg Borough. This motion, made by {Insert Board Member} and seconded by {Insert Board Member}, {Insert Action Result}.
10. ADJOURNMENT
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