Both the medical advisory board and the senior leadership team recommend no change to our current approach to in-person learning.
The medical advisory board confirmed a change to the District dashboard, segmenting COVID Quarantine from COVID Suspect student counts. This change will give a more accurate view of close contact exposures (quarantine), while still reporting students with COVID symptoms. Recent staff and student positive cases resulted in a relatively small quarantine impact, which is a direct reflection on the district's commitment to risk mitigation measures.
A shortage of student supervisors at the high schools and special education assistants across the District remains the greatest threat towards long-term sustainability. Coverage of these positions is falling on school administrators and resource staff which is stretching school operations. The District reached out to families to solicit interest in these positions this week, and the Human Resources team has also developed a strategy to prepare and deploy district office staff members to relieve some of the pressure.