21-21: Consider Approval of Plan to Reopen Schools, Recommended by FLEC

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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809          540-863-1804 fax

 

 

DATE:  July 20, 2020        

 

ACTION ITEM

SUBJECT

ACPS School Re-opening Plans

RATIONALE

There are three components/requirements that are necessary for ACPS to re-open schools this fall. Below is a brief outline of the components/requirements with the attached documents providing more clarification:

  1. Instructional Plan – This plan is required by the VDOE in order to re-opening ACPS in the fall, regardless of the instructional delivery. It must be submitted to the VDOE as well as published to our division website. This plan was developed and unanimously voted upon by FLEC (The Future of Learning and Education Crew) on July 16, 2020. This crew consists of 35 members ranging from students to teachers to parents to administrators to counselors to community health partners, whom has met throughout the months of May, June, and July. The crew will continue to meet through the school year.
  2. Health Mitigation Plan, Phase III – This plan is required by the VDOE in order to progress in to Phase III as a school division. It must be submitted to the VDOE as well as published to our division website.
  3. Daily Screening Plan (draft) – As part of the instructional and health plans, each district must have a daily health screening practice put in to place.

ESTIMATED COSTS

$297,000 with up to $597,000

BUDGET CATEGORY

CARES (Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security) & ESSER (Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief) – used for instructional technology infrastructure

LEGAL REFERENCE

Federal stimulus package

STAFF CONTACTS

Kelly Huff, Sherman Callahan, Elizabeth Heath, Fred Vaughan

SUPERINTENDENT’S

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Attachments
: Instructional Plan, Health Mitigation Plan Phase III, Daily Screening Draft Plan, Instructional Plan video, ACPS Remote Learning Flexibility Form