BOD Special Meeting Minutes - April 20, 2021
The meeting was called to order by Ellen Heck at 5:47pm after ten Board members logged on. A quorum was met shortly thereafter.
Griff Morgan reviewed supporting points for a recommendation from the Executive Committee to return 6th grade students to in-person learning 4 days a week following Plan A starting on April 27.
- An examination of 6th grade class size (17-20 students) along with consideration of the physical classroom space and furniture revealed the potential to abide by the minimal distancing (3 feet) requirement of the State and CDC
- The “specials” classrooms could also accommodate 17-20 students within the minimal distancing guideline
- Distancing requirements cannot be met with the larger 7th and 8th grade classes
A public comment period followed this recommendation. It was asked and confirmed that 3-foot distancing cannot be accomplished with the 7th and 8th grade classes.
The motion to return the 6th grade to in-person learning 4 days a week following Plan A came from the Executive Committee, and was seconded by Michelle Kennedy.
A roll call vote was performed
Ellen Heck- yes
Dara Silver- yes
Christopher Gilmore- yes
Larry Barron- yes
Amber Dalholt- yes
Kelly Emling- yes
Chrissy Hardy- yes
Michelle Kennedy- yes
Shannon Meares- yes
Griff Morgan- yes
Lara Hanes Pierce- yes
April Ruffin-Adams- yes
Julia Toone- yes
Brittany Emery- yes
The motion approved with unanimous approval.
Shannon Meares moved to adjourn and April Ruffin-Adams seconded. The motion passed by Board vote and the meeting was adjourned.