School openings... Riddle me this.

If a teacher gets quarantined but is asymptomatic, does he get sick pay? Does it come off her allocated annual sick days? Accumulated, long term sick days?

Say, a teacher has 5 classes a day with maybe 7 kids in each class because the rest are remote schooling. Do all 35 kids stay home for 14 days? Does that get multiplied by the number of kids each of those 35 shared other classes with. Should the school then stay open? 

If those kids are exposed, do they all get tested? Who pays for that? What about the other teachers the prime teacher exposed?

Now, suppose someone in the teacher's house tests positive. Does that teacher take 14? With our without pay?

Substitutes... many go from district to district.

Substitutes... if you were a sub and got a call to replace a sick teacher, would you take the assignment?




My suspicion (guess!) is that as soon as teachers are positive, they and their students may move into  quarantine  remote learning, The district seems to be investing energy in implementing improved tools (and hopefully strategies) for remote learning, so that they can quickly convert to fully remote if needed.  (Based on a quick read of the memo sent to parents tonight)


Then it brings us to the recent agenda of a meeting of district administrators in a Utah school district.

Preparation of template letter to families to outline steps we have taken for the prevention of viral infections.

Preparation of template letter to students to outline their responsibilities for the prevention of and spread of viral infections.

Preparation of template letter to teachers and staff to outline their responsibilities and tasks for the prevention of and spread of viral infections.

Preparation of template to notify parents and staff in event of a confirmed infection.

Preparation of template to notify parents, staff and students in event of a viral caused death in the school community.


Try to wrap your head around the last sentence.


Formerlyjerseyjack said:

Then it brings us to the recent agenda of a meeting of district administrators in a Utah school district.

Preparation of template letter to families to outline steps we have taken for the prevention of viral infections.

Preparation of template letter to students to outline their responsibilities for the prevention of and spread of viral infections.

Preparation of template letter to teachers and staff to outline their responsibilities and tasks for the prevention of and spread of viral infections.

Preparation of template to notify parents and staff in event of a confirmed infection.

Preparation of template to notify parents, staff and students in event of a viral caused death in the school community.


Try to wrap your head around the last sentence.

 It's probably better than not being prepared. As I'm sure you know we have some kids in our school system who lost family members to the disease.


mrincredible said:

 It's probably better than not being prepared. As I'm sure you know we have some kids in our school system who lost family members to the disease.

 But then again, couple'a times in the past weeks, I've seen several groups of teens, maybe 14 -16, walking towards Mpl. village. Late afternoon or early evening. Walking down Parker or on Maplewood Avenue.

No masks. Maybe 1 foot apart huddled together. I will put money on it that they weren't related.

So maybe just open the schools. The kids will do what they can to pass on the virus without the help of the school.


Do we even know if in-person instruction will be an option in our district come September?  We are still seeing new cases here.  What about the infection rate in the communities outside our district where the teachers live? NY has set an infection rate at/below 3% for schools to offer any in person instruction.  NJ may decide on something similar.  In the meanwhile, it is best to plan ahead for whatever eventuality we could be faced with.




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