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August 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Board Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
Presenter:  Board Chair
2. Open Forum
Presenter:  Board Chair
3. Board Calendar
Presenter:  Executive Director
4. Strategic Plan
Presenter:  Executive Director
Description:  At some point there should be a discussion of how we take advantage of this learning model experience to potentially increase enrollment through on-line learning.  Distance learning for families will likely be around for a while.
5. Consent Agenda (Board Minutes, Executive Director Report)
5.A. Board Minutes
Presenter:  Executive Director
5.B. Executive Director Report
Presenter:  Executive Director
5.C. Executive Director Training Plan
Presenter:  Executive Director
5.D. Governance -- Policy Approval
6. Agenda
6.A. SCPA Emergency Operations Plan
Presenter:  Dustin Vincent & Candace Westlund
Description:  According to Minnesota Statute 121A.035 the school board must adopt the crisis management plan/EOP.
 
6.B. Face Covering Policy
Presenter:  Executive Director
Description:  Item for discussion relates to first sentence "In accordance with state law and public health guidance, . ."

Some have contended that the face coverings are not state law.
Per our legal counsel -- "
An executive order has the force of law just as a statute or court order.  See Minn. Stat. § 12.32 ("Orders and rules promulgated by the governor * * * , when approved by the Executive Council and filed in the Office of the Secretary of State, have, during a * * * peacetime emergency, * * * the full force and effect of law.")  Thus, unless a court rules otherwise, the Governor’s Executive Orders have the force of law, and I do not think any change is necessary.  That said, if you want to revise, you could state "In accordance with Executive Order 20-81 and public * * * ."    

Our authorizer suggests maintaining the language as well.

We could say "mandate", but since we are a public school, the enforceablity would be the same as "law".

Also we VI.E -- regarding logos, messaging, etc.  Like our uniform policy and non-uniform day we are seeking modesty, avoiding disruption in the learning environment, etc. 
6.C. 2020-2021 Learning Model 
Presenter:  Executive Director
Description:  Discussion of the 2020-2021 
6.D. Covid -19 School Opening Expenses
Presenter:  Executive Director Finance & Operations
6.E. Decision Criteria & Authority to Change Learning Models
Presenter:  Executive Director
7. Adjourn Meeting
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