Loveland, Ohio – The Loveland School Board is meeting tonight at 6 PM for a special meeting. The Board is still meeting via ZOOM/YouTube and you can tune into the meeting by following this LINK. (backup LINK should any issues arise)
Widely anticipated, was a discussion at tonight’s meeting about whether the Board would place an operating levy on November’s ballot. There is no agenda item relating to a levy discussion.
There is no “Hearing of the Public” on tonight’s agenda.
There will be a “First Reading” of a Face Covering/Mask Policy.
On their agenda is:
Reopening plans have been developed based on multiple sources of expert guidance. There will be a presentation of the plans with the accompanying expenses, survey data, and other relevant information to plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The objective of the discussion is to determine the reopening plan for “exhibit A“* referenced in the 3.1 Resolution adopting the 2020-2021 Academic Plans and Options Program for the Reopening of the Loveland City School District.
The important, “exhibit A“* referenced in the Resolution they will vote on tonight has yet to be released to the public.
*Academic Plans and Options Proposal
________________moved, seconded by ____________________ to approve a resolution adopting the 2020-2021 Academic Plans and Options Program for the Reopening of the Loveland City School District and granting the Superintendent authority relate thereto.
WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death and can easily spread from person to person between individuals who are in close contact with each other (within about 6 feet) or through the touching of a surface that has the virus on it then touching one’s own mouth, nose or eyes; and
WHEREAS, the Governor and the 133rd General Assembly of the Ohio Legislature have declared a state of emergency with respect to the spread of the novel coronavirus; and,
WHEREAS, during the 2019-2020 school year, the Ohio Department of Health ordered that all K-12 schools be closed to students but it is anticipated that schools will be permitted to reopen for the 2020-2021 school year; and
WHEREAS, boards of education in Ohio have been given substantial authority to revise their methods of instruction for the 2020-2021 school year to adopt to the pandemic.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Loveland City School District, Hamilton County, Ohio as follows:
The Board hereby authorizes and adopts the attached Academic Plans and Options Proposal identified as Exhibit A (to reflect the discussion under item 2.1) to provide for the learning opportunities either in-person, remote, or a combination in accordance with the authority granted by Am. Sub. H.B. 164 and blended learning opportunities authorized by R.C. 3302.41. The Superintendent is hereby authorized to take any and all actions necessary to implement the attached Academic Plans and Options Proposal. In addition, given the uncertain nature of the pandemic, the Superintendent shall be authorized to revise the Academic Plans and Options Proposal as necessary during the 2020-2021 school year so long as such revisions are not inconsistent with Ohio law, state and local health department orders, and orders of the Governor, and so long as the Superintendent updates this Board on any such revisions at the Board’s next public meeting after such revisions are made.
This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and immediately after its adoption and shall supersede and replace any prior resolution or act of this Board of Education that may be inconsistent or duplicative with the provisions of this Resolution.
The Board of Education hereby finds and determines that all formal actions relative to the adoption of this Resolution were taken in an open meeting of this Board of Education, and that all deliberations of this Board of Education and of its committees, if any, which resulted in formal action, were taken in meetings open to the public, in full compliance with applicable legal requirements, including Section 121.22, ORC.
ROLL CALL VOTE:
____ Ms. Pettit
____ Dr. Schwetschenau
____ Mrs. Washburn
____ Mr. Dougherty
____ Dr. Lorenz