Admin

 

There are multiple factors reviewed to determine if a learning model should change, including: 

Staff and student absence/illness rates

  • Absence rates for staff and students are reviewed to identify trends. The data includes absences for COVID-like symptoms, COVID-related symptoms or quarantines, and all other absences.

Staffing availability

  • Human Resources reviews available staffing and the ability to cover any absences. A staffing shortage is one of the most important factors in determining a learning model.

Success of the current learning model

  • Multiple perspectives about the current learning model are shared from team representatives that include public health officials from Washington County, district administrators, teachers union leaders, principals, students and parents.

Planning challenges

  • Much like preparing for the new school year, the team reviews planning challenges that must be overcome and considered before deciding to shift to another learning model. School bus transportation, adequate spacing in schools and distribution of meals are just some of the areas evaluated.

COVID-19 infection rates