July 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM - Special Called Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to Order
2. Invocation and Pledge
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Discussion of Restart Plan 2020-2021
5. Board Policies (1st Reading)
Description:  Mississippi School Boards Association (MSBA) has developed new COVID-19 sample policies for the 2020-2021 school year, to assist school districts in their reopening efforts during this unprecedented year.

We will request approval at August 13, 2020 regular meeting.
5.a. Policy: GBRIA--Family and Medical Leave Act
Description:  This policy was amended to account for the changes due to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  The body of the policy did not change, but instead and addendum was added under the "Exhibits" tab which accounts for the changes.
 
5.b. Policy: IAAB Staff Conduct on Virtual Meetings
Description:  This is a new policy that discusses a variety of topics such as which virtual platforms are acceptable for use in the district, student communication, the disclosure of certain information, and staff conduct while on virtual meetings.
5.c. Policy: IAAA--Distance/Online Learning
Description:  This is a new policy defining distance/online learning and states both the teacher’s and the student’s responsibilities and expectations when distance learning methods are being used. The policy also accounts for those students with disabilities and the specific requirements regarding those students.
5.d. Policy: IJBD--Responsible Use of District Issued Technology
Description:  This is a new policy created in accordance with SB 3044 which requires a district to create a responsible use policy for the use of district issued technology and devices under the Equity in Distance Learning Act. School districts must have a policy in place by September 1, 2020 in order to be eligible under this program.
5.e. Policy: JGAA--Return to School During COVID-19
Description:  This is a new policy that accounts for many of the issues that schools will have to face upon restarting school. The policy accounts for the three different start up methods recommended by MDE, it gives guidelines on sanitation both on campus and on buses, it gives recommendations on student and employee absences and when it is safe for those infected to return to campus, and it also accounts for general transportation and visitors to campus.
5.f. Waiver of Liability for Extracurricular Participation 
Description:  Waiver form for districts to use for their students who plan to participate in extracurricular activities.
 
6. Adjournment
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