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Sheldon School Board To Hold Special Meeting

Sheldon, Iowa — The Sheldon Community School District’s School Board will meet Thursday afternoon in special session in the high school library.

During that 5:00 pm meeting, the Board is expected to approve an updated Resolution – Pandemic Response and Emergency Suspension of Policy. This updated resolution accounts for the Governor’s closing of schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and provides the Board the method to suspend certain policies which may conflict with guidance being issued by state or federal agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It ensures the superintendent has authority to act to comply with public health directives. In addition, it states the requirement for the District to create/submit a Return to Learn Plan by July 1, 2020.  The Iowa Association of School Boards is recommending adoption of the resolution.

In other business, the Board is expected to approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the school district and the Sheldon Education Association, the union representing the District’s teachers. This memorandum would effectuate a change in the number of contract days for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school calendars as a direct result of the COVID-19 Pandemic that resulted in the Governor ordering state-wide school closures through the end of the 2019-2020 school year and has also waived the school start date for the 2020-2021 school year in an effort to provide flexibility to schools to set and establish school calendars as deemed to be in the best interests of their local districts.

And finally, the Board will hear an update on spring and summer school activities from Superintendent Cory Myer.

Thursday’s special school board meeting will begin at 5:00 pm in the high school library.

If you’d like to attend the meeting, you can do so online by CLICKING HERE.

 

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