First, thank you to all who called and emailed thoughts and questions in the Call to the Public segment. It is important that we utilize the time and let the Board know the thoughts and questions we have.
This was a jam packed Board Meeting but I’ve decided to highlight the burning topic....
Return to In-Person Learning:
This was first brought with possible specific dates to the Governing Board in January 2021. After this was proposed, a special meeting was held on 2.4.2021 with a doctor answering provided.
Prior to the Governing Board meeting on 2/11/2021, there were over 300 questions submitted to CEA leadership. As we looked through the questions we noted that common themes seemed to come up. CEA leadership began the tedious process of reading each question and placing them in one of the following categories:
Many of the questions were answered during the Special Governing Board Meeting on 2/4/2021 while other answers were found in the Mitigation Plan that is located on the district website. For those questions that were not answered, we are still asking and seeking out answers for you and many have been provided to the COVID Task Force for resolution.
CEA leadership requested during the Governing Board meeting, continue to utilize the plan from the fall by having the metrics be a focus of the decision. Much was brought up through the discussion about returning to in-person learning. The Board voted unanimously to continue the remainder of the school year utilizing the distance learning setting we are currently in. So, for now, we will remain in distance learning.
Although there are mixed emotions regarding the Governing Board’s decision, we are grateful to have concrete information and dates to share with our students, their families and our Cartwright community.
Shelley Knipe, CEA Secretary