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Medical Advisory Board

The purpose of the Medical Advisory Board (MAB) is to provide weekly recommendations to Board Leadership and the Office of the Superintendent on safety, data, and thresholds, based on the latest science, data and information.  

Updates

Agendas, Supporting Documents, Notes & Action Items

September 18

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. 

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September 11

Both the medical advisory board and the senior leadership team recommend no change to our current approach to in-person learning. 

The community and county case rate data continues to improve, even relative to other counties in the region. Student case data remains low (3), though student quarantine numbers are rising due to exposures from school, family, and other circumstances. Tightening the protocols to evaluate COVID-suspected students will help clarify reporting in the daily dashboard to our community.  

This was the first week of all students attending school and we are observing that families are taking their responsibility to screen their children daily seriously, students are wearing their masks, and practicing good hand hygiene. Thank you to all.

Teaching and learning systems for in-person and virtual learning are well under way, devices have been deployed, and support services are beginning. Staffing remains a concern, particularly  student supervisors able to assist remote teachers. This will be our greatest challenge as we strive for continuity of learning, regardless of the learning environment. 

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