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NHDOE COVID-19 Update with Education Leaders
John Fauci
51:56
The president has schools opening up in phase two Phase two also has restaurants and movie theaters opening with social distancing rules. How do we do this moderate distancing rules on buses, crowed classrooms, and cafiterias.
Mary Croteau
53:32
As more people gain immunity by being exposed and being resistant, wouldn't it follow that subsequent waves would be smaller?
Bruce Beasley
53:33
Is there an expectation that once the temperature in Northern NH gets above zero there will be an increased number of cases or are they at their plateau as well?
Patty Haynes
54:17
Are your Abbot ID machines working now?
Nan Wodarz
54:56
this was fantastic!! thank you doctor!
Sarah S
55:20
does Dr Chan recommend thermometers for all schools and children??
mnadeau
55:44
Thank you, Dr. Chan. You have been a very clear and reliable source of information for the state.
Linda Brady
55:50
Thank you Dr. Chan!
Bruce Beasley
55:51
Thanks - much appreciated.
mikeohara
55:52
Thank you D.r Chan!
Jacqueline Coe
55:53
yes, thank you
Jim Miller
56:16
Is this call being recorded?
Jacqueline Coe
56:30
it is being recorded
Becky Forrestall
57:18
Could we please have a statewide decision about ESY programming re: distance learning or in buildings? Districts needing to make individual decisions could add to inequity that already is playing out. Thank you.
Jim Miller
57:25
No worries - Thanks!
Dr. Erin Hagerty
58:10
Is there any guidance for districts who are looking to transfer to hours rather than days in order to get kids out of school earlier?
rvaughn
01:00:08
Yesterday, the governor made a quick comment that "summer programming would be on line", intimating that that would include ESY. We can certainly plan for that, but compensatory services becomes a growing a snowball moving toward fall. My concern is the size of the coming avalanche.
Bill Lupini
01:00:57
We are interested in what specific protocols would need to be in place for us to open school buildings. Social distancing, “caps” on group size, taking temperatures before entering, etc. California is even talking about split sessions. How will these criteria be developed and when will we have something to react to?
John Fabrizio
01:01:14
Thank you but Mid May is too late for planning for ESY if we need to have bussing and staff hired
Tony Polito, Granite St. Arts Acad.
01:01:24
We would ask that sending districts who students are attending charter schools who are on IEP’s be aware of the invoices the charter schools are mailing to them. Most of the charters are in a tight cash situation right now. So please reinforce this with our colleagues in the SAU’s, thanks.
Becky Forrestall
01:01:46
Agree with John- the staff we hire for remote ESY is much different than staffing typical in building ESY.
STACY BUCKLEY
01:02:08
Regarding ESY- but these are our most at risk students. I'm worried about having them in a school even in smaller groups.
Reuben Duncan
01:03:48
I have heard you state that you feel that small group service for special education can take place. What about Career and Tech education - for instance, building a structure with a small group outside?
Mary Croteau
01:06:02
What about 3 year student evaluations that were put on hold?
rvaughn
01:06:08
Any more information around the weekend meals continuing into summer? Also, if we are area eligible, do we need to go through another agency for summer meals as we have in the past? There is some confusion about Food Service contract boundaries.
Becky Forrestall
01:06:25
The virtual meetings are not as much of a challenge, but as we discussed yesterday, there have not been electronic signature programs/companies who have met our Data Privacy rules or signed a DPA….we are being put in a position to either take emails from parents as consent, or use electronic signatures through companies that do not meet our DPA.
Linda Brady
01:07:47
Can we resend the screening tool? Or is it the same one DHHS sent out?
michelemunson
01:08:13
How are we going access progress when we cannot work with the children? Important for establishing ESY and any potential comp.
Caitlin Davis
01:08:43
caitlin.davis@doe.nh.gov
supt.ambrose
01:08:43
Thank you!
Kyle
01:09:55
The NHCTO council is working with a esign vendor who has committed to sign the nh dpa and a webinar is being held Monday to discuss.
Danielle Paranto
01:10:12
How will remote learning affect rates and tuition for private providers of special education
Dr C
01:10:24
Can we get some relief or guidance about encumbering funds from this year's budget to pay for future comp ed or interventions?
Deannah Rae
01:10:50
The notion of smaller cohorts of students in our school buildings is baffling to me. A teacher could be exposed to upwards of 30 students a day if he/she is instructing 6 groups of 5. How is this safe for that educator or those students day after day?
Carl Ladd
01:11:02
NH Learns Alliance webinar on e-signatures: https://sites.google.com/nhste.org/nh-learnsremotely/online-learning-events?authuser=0
Rob Seaward
01:11:30
I agree with Deannah - The governor just said yesterday that our kids are basically asymptomatic, but they can still carry, transmit and essentially spread it to other more at risk populations, including many of the educators in the rooms. With this said, how can we say that we will bring any students together on a bus or classroom? Even Dr. Chan just mentioned aspects of this message. Add to that messaging that we can sneeze 27 feet and cough for 15 feet, I just am not understanding how we can have out at risk kids come in for any face to face instruction.
Dr C
01:11:54
remote instruction for summer school is not really a good idea as it is that instruciton that has failed the kids who will be in summer school
Deannah Rae
01:14:00
Agree Dr. C. This is a rough, circular conversation. We are faced with increased ESY #s as a result of remote learning so how do we continue in good conscience to continue to provide instruction in this format?
supt.ambrose
01:14:22
Ha ha
Andrea Elliot
01:15:07
We are using summer school to extend time for students to meet competency. We are staying with normal grading but any failing grades converted to incomplete with extended time for work completion and additional support
Brian Cochrane
01:15:36
What are the expectations for Free and Reduced Meals during ESY?
Valerie McKenney
01:15:44
Are we honoring (paying teachers) for those districts ending earlier than the contracts? What are people doing?
Bill Lupini
01:16:24
Mid-May is too late for a conversation about ESY
Cory LeClair
01:17:59
Does the food waiver apply throughout the summer?
pcouture
01:18:09
We are honoring teacher contracts and paying them.
Meryl Levin
01:18:12
What will the process be for requirements of schools for safe reopening. In other words, all people entering the building must be tested, or have their temp taken, or certain cleaning tools? How is this being determined / will this be determined, how will it be shared (how far in advance of expected openings) and how will it be paid for?
Christy Whipple
01:18:14
We are honoring contracts even though we are ending a week earlier due to pushing through April break week.
JohnFulp
01:21:43
We are still open and providing in person Academic and Behavioral mental Health services. Please feel free to reach out to me at Mount Prospect Academy (Keene, Plymouth, Hampton) to see how we can help. john.fulp@becket.org
Barbara Berwick
01:21:57
taking temps will not detect those people who are carrying the virus without symptoms
Becky Forrestall
01:22:22
I appreciate that spec education students need services during this time- I believe that many are providing these services to the best possible extent they can- however, if special education is provided to allow students to access regular education, and regular education looks substantially different right now, why are special educators not being afforded the same latitude or message? Special education services are not being withheld- they are just different given that the general education looks substantially different. I also agree that having face to face is not truly appropriate for most of our ESY qualified students.
Meryl Levin
01:22:24
Exactly barbara!! Which is why this feels so impossible to move from where we are
Beth McClure
01:22:33
With State budget cuts in the future, will that impact payments from the state to the schools?
Andrea Elliot
01:22:35
any private schools who submitted SBA loans heard anything on them?
dlockwood
01:22:35
Valerie, I plan to end school for students on May 29th based upon hours. However, I will be asking our staff to continue to work their original contracted days with one caveat. That being to trade some of this year's days for days in August. I may trade one day for 3/4 day or something like that. This will allow us more days with staff to prepare for school opening, whatever that is to be. Not agreed to yet, but I have floated it to the teacher association.
Wanda Nichols
01:23:27
We are a private school and received our PPP loan today.
Rebecca Fredette - New Hampshire
01:24:15
Mary please email me at Rebecca.A.Fredette@doe.nh.gov
Mary Croteau
01:24:37
Okay, thank you!
Barbara Berwick
01:24:56
anyone had any thoughts about a way to have some sort of graduation?
Christy Whipple
01:25:36
GREAT question Barbara!
Rebecca Fredette - New Hampshire
01:26:02
I am working with PCG around an add on option for NHSEIS to assist with the DPA issue. I am hoping to have a decision around it early next week
Sarah Surrette CSNL
01:26:05
Is any other nonpublic or private school facing the reality that the PPP will not cover current payroll if teacher contracts increased in September. My bank says I only qualify for less than 50% of current payroll since they average only Jan-Dec 2019 payroll...
Grant.D.Bosse
01:26:16
Public Health public screening tool https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/2020/visitor-screening-tool.pdf
Bill Mealey
01:26:40
Second Start got our approval for our PP loan yesterday as well! - we got our app in on day 1.
Bill Mealey
01:26:52
PPP loan
chrislocal
01:30:13
Please have someone share the answer regarding encumbering funds once they get it. This could be critical since our budgets for next year are set and remedial costs, etc. may be substantial.
cshields
01:33:06
Can we make our own school decision to plan for ESY remotely, so we can focus on developing a strong remote ESY.
Ronna Cadarette
01:36:31
There was a letter from the Governor that went out to "Educators." It doesn't seem that most Superintendents received it?
Rachel Borge
01:37:04
Special Ed really doesn't have the latitude and flexibility that general ed does. Much of this is federally driven, but it is an extraordinary pressure on all of our staff NHDOE needs to be aware.
Linda Brady
01:37:36
Thank you for screening tool Grant- covers visitors-- we have adapted for our early learning center and private grade school.
Grant.D.Bosse
01:37:39
Sununu letter to education leaders https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2020/documents/20200416-education-leaders.pdf
Donald Erdbrink
01:38:27
Can you post the link for the screening tool grant?
Susan Givens
01:38:29
one is fine...
rvaughn
01:38:35
We cannot copy links that are posted in the chat. Please post them on the website so we can get to them.
kstaines
01:38:36
once per week
pchandler@slconline.org
01:38:39
one is fine
William Rearick
01:38:40
One on Weds.
Jim Miller
01:38:41
one is fine
Kyla Welch
01:38:43
one
Diane Bessey
01:38:44
one
Shelly Fagen
01:38:44
Wed please
rvaughn
01:38:44
one is good
Corinne Cascadden
01:38:46
Wednesday is fine
Jay Marshall
01:38:47
One per week
Brian Cochrane
01:38:49
One on Wednesday
bconnelly
01:38:49
wed
Jorge Santana
01:38:51
one is fine thank you
Amy Bewley
01:38:52
Thank you Frank for everything
sryan@spauldingyouthcenter.org
01:38:57
thanks you for all you are doing!
Grant.D.Bosse
01:39:00
All links are on our COVID resources page and at NHLearnsRemotely.com
Becky Forrestall
01:39:02
Thank you!
Jessica Pine
01:39:11
Thank you!
Donald Erdbrink
01:39:12
Thanks Frank. Appreciate all the hard work.
rvaughn
01:39:15
Thank you, Grant!
Janet Reed
01:39:15
Thank you for the support and speedy resonse to questions
Betty Mulrey
01:39:15
Thank you for everything!
sryan@spauldingyouthcenter.org
01:39:17
you are doing a great job!
cshields
01:39:19
Wednesday is fine, if Friday is needed, we can then schedule it. Thank you
Christy Whipple
01:39:20
Thank you!
supt.ambrose
01:39:22
Thank you!
Jay Marshall
01:39:27
Thank you for your guidance through this time. Have a great weekend
Sarah Surrette CSNL
01:39:34
Appreciate you all behind the scenes