Wed Jan 13 2021, 6:15pm
Zoom Webinar and Telephone
Regular Meeting


Adoption of Revised Plan for Return to In-Person Learning

This revised reopening plan is reflective of the ongoing work of school and district level teams that have met beginning last spring and summer to evaluate the risks associated with reopening schools and the steps necessary to mitigate the risks, thus seeking to protect the safety and health of our students, our staff, and our community.  Our aim in this plan is to return to face-to-face learning as soon as safely possible.  Regionally, school districts are working closely with public health officials to guide our planning and recommendations.

The course of the pandemic in our nation, state, and the region has continued to evolve, as has research on transmissibility within schools and among school-aged populations of students.  On December 16, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee announced significant changes to the Department of Health school reopening guidance and, as a result, there have been adjustments to our planning that have been based on revised guidance from multiple jurisdictional agencies, including the Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).  Guidance continues to change as more information regarding COVID-19 and its transmission within schools and communities is learned.

In the presentation, the superintendent will provide a concise high-level overview of the changes to the plan. The primary focus will be on the December 16th guidance changes and how they impact our plan which is summarized in the table found on page 8 of the plan document.   

To the extent that any director wishes to review the specific changes from the plan adopted on October 14, 2020, a markup version (Redline) is included.

Administrative Recommendation /MOTION/ " I move we approve the revisions to the return to In-person learning plan as presented."

Attached Files:
210113 WPS Reopening CLEAN Rev 3.0 (1).pdf application/pdf 489K
210113 WPS Reopening Plan 3.0 Redline.pdf application/pdf 600K