Last night, the Loveland City School District Board of Education held its regularly scheduled business meeting. The Board discussed returning to full 5-day week in-person learning. Loveland Superintendent Dr. Amy Crouse, along with District administrators, presented information including current local community spread of COVID-19, staffing, operational items and the timelines needed to complete them, and perception survey data collected from district families, students, and staff. The discussion also included implications related to additional costs, staffing, and contact tracing. The full presentation can be accessed here
After the discussion, in a 3-2 vote, the Board passed a resolution to return to 5 day in-person learning for PreK-4th on October 5, grades 5-8 on October 12, and grades 9-12 on October 26.
“We appreciate the support and flexibility from our Loveland families, students, and staff for a successful start to our school year in the Blended Model. We also appreciate everyone’s feedback that is guiding our administration and Board. After careful consideration, the Board has approved the return of 5 day in-person instruction over the next few weeks. We will continue to monitor the situation, and adjust our plans as needed. As always, we have the best interest of our community’s educational needs in mind during this time, while doing the best we can as a district to keep our students and staff healthy,” shared Board President, Dr. Kathryn Lorenz.
Other items discussed at the Board business meeting included the State Report Card, first readings of board policies, updates on District Committees, and the Board Planning Commission. The Board also approved resolutions including new board policies, appointing Student Representatives to the Board for 2020-2021, Human Resources, and Treasurer resolutions.
The next Board of Education Work Session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2020, in the LMS/LIS Cafeteria.