SEA: District 186 needs to have comprehensive plan in place “for safe return” of students, teachers

By Steven Spearie The State Journal-Register Posted Aug 5, 2020 at 10:29 AM Updated at 7:36 AM The head of the Springfield Education Association said he doesn’t think School District 186 has put into place a complete plan “for the safe return of students and staff.” Wednesday’s statement from President Aaron Graves on behalf of … Read more SEA: District 186 needs to have comprehensive plan in place “for safe return” of students, teachers

186 School Board to vote on 2020-21 Student and Family Handbook

At the Monday August 3rd District 186 school board meeting, board members will be voting to approve the 2020–2021 Student and Family Handbook. Sections of this handbook have been revised to address Covid-19 health concerns. Here are some of these revisions: Students Enrolled in Remote Learning: Will attend all video class in their entirety (unless … Read more 186 School Board to vote on 2020-21 Student and Family Handbook

SEA Back to School Preference Survey #2: Live Results & Member Comments

In our recent SEA survey, members were asked to respond to the following question: The District 186 Board of Education will be meeting on Monday August 3rd. The seven board members will vote on a ‘Return to Learn’ plan for the 2020-21 school year. How do you want District 186 schools to start the 2020-21 … Read more SEA Back to School Preference Survey #2: Live Results & Member Comments

FAQ #1: Face Mask Requirements in District 186 Schools

(SEA Members: Feel free to leave any comments below.) A. SEA ‘FACE MASK SUPPLY & MANAGEMENT’ QUESTIONS Who will be providing masks for students? (answered) Is there a solid plan for issuing masks? (addressed/no specifics) Will GOOD masks be provided? (not addressed) Will students be allowed to wear personal masks? (not addressed) How will we … Read more FAQ #1: Face Mask Requirements in District 186 Schools

Q: How many District 186 students can safely ride on a First Student school bus?

From 186 Return To Learn Plan: The District is working with First Student to develop policies that meet ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) and IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) guidelines. Students will be required to wear masks on buses. A plan of action that will include either self screening or temperature checks prior … Read more Q: How many District 186 students can safely ride on a First Student school bus?

CDC Guidance for the Use of Face Masks in K-12 Schools

Appropriate and consistent use of cloth face coverings may be challenging for some students, teachers, and staff, including: Younger students, such as those in early elementary school. Students, teachers, and staff with severe asthma or other breathing difficulties. Students, teachers, and staff with special educational or healthcare needs, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health … Read more CDC Guidance for the Use of Face Masks in K-12 Schools

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from … Read more Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights