Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/18/2020 - 2:00 PM
Type: Info
Subject: COVID-19: Update on School Operations
ACPS Division Objective :
File Attachment:
Summary: Staff will present an update on the current school operations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

In addition, Deputy Superintendent Debora Collins will present the recommendations of the Return to School Task Force.

At the direction of the superintendent, the Return to School Task Force includes 12 members representing a cross-functional team of division, school and department leadership. The broader work of the Task Force hinges on facilitating four complementary work groups, each operating as one part of a whole to produce guidance focused in a particular area. The four focus areas addressed by the work groups include healthy environments, healthy staff, healthy students, and healthy learning.

The product of this work is the “Return to School Planning Guide,” which aims to provide a framework to guide the division’s ongoing and comprehensive planning efforts to safely and successfully reopen our schools, in alignment with guidance we receive from public health officials and the state department of education. The guide establishes a starting point from which ACPS can begin to navigate the various challenges involved in reopening schools while supporting specific priorities, including a safe and healthy physical environment for all; the health, safety and well-being of our students and staff; and high-quality teaching and learning. In total, 81 ACPS staff members offering diverse expertise and representing a wide range of our schools and departments have collaborated to create this foundational guidance.

The planning guide is organized by the four focus areas of our work groups—healthy environments, healthy staff, healthy students, and healthy learning.
Funding: n/a
Recommendation: Receive for Information
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Rosalyn Schmitt - Chief Operating Officer
Signed By:
Debora Collins - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent