At the July 27, 2020, Wyoming City Schools Board of Education Regular meeting, the Board unanimously approved the following resolution adopting the 2020-2021 Return-to-School Plan for the Reopening of the Wyoming City Schools and Granting the Superintendent Authority Related 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 Wyoming City School District, Hamilton County, Ohio as follows:
The Board hereby authorizes and adopts the attached Return-to-School Plan identified as Exhibit A to provide for remote learning opportunities 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 Return-to-School Plan. In addition, given the uncertain nature of the pandemic, the Superintendent shall be authorized to revise the Return-to-School Plan 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.
More information about the Wyoming City School 2020-2021 Plan for Return can be found here. A video of the July 27, 2020, Regular Meeting of the Wyoming City Schools Board of Education in its entirety is available at https://www.facebook.com/wyomingcityschools.