8/14/20 Special Meeting
The following is an informal summary of the meeting.
The school board approved the personnel report, which included the hiring of Chris Rogers as the interim principal at Afton-Lakeland Elementary School. Read more about Principal Rogers.
The school board received an update on planning for the return to learning this fall, which included updated COVID infection rates for Washington County as well as trend data related to the number of confirmed COVID rates in children ages 5-18. The board also learned about increases in staffing needed to support the On The Dial model of learning (in-person/hybrid/distance), and reviewed some of the safety measures in place to protect staff and students.
The school board voted to approve the hiring of 11 teachers to support the On The Dial learning model. This includes 2 teachers for elementary, 7 for middle school and 2 for the high school. The board also voted to reinstate 4 custodian positions that were cut as part of last year’s budget reductions. Additional staffing needs will be considered at the August 20 school board meeting.