Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Board Approves Two Measures Regarding Return to Learn Plan

Published on: 11/5/2020

In-Person School Operation: MOTION APPROVED

At the Regular Meeting of the Board on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – a motion was approved stating the hybrid plan's success is directly linked to having enough teachers and staff in buildings to meet the needs of students selecting in-person learning. Therefore, teachers and staff in general, except those who qualify for an exemption under board policy, will be required to return to work at their assigned building/work site when Chatham County's CTI is at or below 100, or as of December 31, 2020, when the CARES ACT expires, whichever occurs first.

​Thresholds for Virtual Learning: MOTION APPROVED

Also at the Regular Meeting, a motion was passed stating the District's implementation and continuation of in-person learning should be driven by data and if the time comes that Chatham County's spread of COVID increases rapidly, the district must be prepared to take appropriate actions up to and including a districtwide transition back to fully virtual learning. Therefore, if Chatham County's transmission of COVID increases to the point that our area's CTI, Percentage of Positive Tests, and Daily Case Rate per 100,000 are all in the Red transmission level, as reported by the Coastal DPH, a districtwide transition back to virtual learning will be implemented for all students, with teachers delivering virtual instruction from their assigned worksite. Returning to hybrid in-person learning will occur when one of these 3 metrics remains lower than a RED transmission level for at least 14 calendar days.

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