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NHDOE COVID-19 Update with Education Leaders
Donald Erdbrink
23:08
Still no audio
Melissa White
23:52
Yes, the federal grant waiver has been applied for and we have received preliminary approval. Guidance will be coming out shortly and we will be working with districts to maxmize all funding sources.
Kevin Richard
24:12
Thank you
Jim Miller
24:20
I don’t see the option to save the chat anymore. Maybe a ZOOM update . . .
Grant.D.Bosse
24:28
Guidance on FIngerprinting https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/2020/fingerprinting-guidance.pdf
Dr C
24:57
What decision is being made on April 17?
Grant.D.Bosse
25:22
Guidance on Code of Conduct during Remote Instruction https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/2020/remote-instruction-conduct.pdf
Sarah S
25:52
I also missed what decision being made on April 17th
Jacqueline Coe
26:29
THe links are working for me and I can't copy them
Beth McClure
26:32
Whether school will start up in-person again or whether we will stay with remote learning.
Grant.D.Bosse
26:36
Famiy Well-Being Guide https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/2020/family-well-being-guide.pdf
Jacqueline Coe
26:51
the links are not working for me.
Diane
26:59
who do non-public private schools direct their questions to please?
Grant.D.Bosse
27:15
CARE Act waivers- preliminary approval Section 1127(b) of Title I, Part A of the ESEA to waive the 15% carryover limitation for Title I, Part A funds;· Section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) to extend the period of availability of prior fiscal year funds, for Title I, Parts A-D, Title II, Title III, Part A, Title IV, Parts A-B, and Title V, Part B programs, and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth program;· Section 4106(d) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA to waive a needs assessment to justify the use of funds;· Section 4106(e)(2)(C), (D), and (E) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA to waive content-specific spending requirements;· Section 4109(b) of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA to waive spending restrictions on technology infrastructure; and· Section 8101(42) of the ESEA to waive the definition of "professional development," which might otherwise limit the ability to quickly train school leaders and teachers on topics like effective distance learning
Mark MacLean
27:22
Is there any guidance for students who are moving in/out of districts (and the state)? Students who are fully engaged in a remote learning model (which could also include specialized supports)…should we endeavor to keep them connected to their current system? Funding (ADM) and liability concerns? But is keeping the student enrolled in their best interest (which leads questions about those particular processes and timelines)?
Ashley Frame
27:58
ESEA Title Programs has put out some information on the waiver for Title Grants. Please find on the website, and check your email for something from Title I, II, IV!
Valerie McKenney
29:10
What is the plan for districts related to grading for Quarter #3?
Steve Appleby
30:15
If anyone has any questions related to IPLA please email me at stephen.appleby@doe.nh.gov. Thanks!
Grant.D.Bosse
30:31
For anyone having troubling clicking or copying links, go to our COVID-19 Resources page, linked on the front page of education.nh.gov
Meryl Levin
30:32
This may be a dumb question - but can Rent being paid during this remote learning period be considered part of business loss/costs?
Colleen Sliva
31:10
yes
Becky Forrestall
31:11
We can see it
Valerie Carey
31:12
we can see
Annette Griffin
31:14
yes
judy
31:15
yes cab see
kstaines
31:33
Private providers may not have a business administrator—send to the exec director
Sandie MacDonald
31:57
What waivers are being requested by the US ED to Congress? How will they potentially impact funding?
Marion Anastasia
31:59
Can you share out the SPED matrix?
Michele Munson
32:17
Will you send us a copy of the SPED document with any identifying info masked?
aweaver
32:31
Can this template/tool for tracking services be sent to everyone?
Becky Forrestall
33:03
Could Becky Fredette share this template with all Directors/Superintendents so that it could be used consistently?
kstaines
33:26
yes, please!
Meryl Levin
33:38
Please also share that with charters!
Meryl Levin
33:46
The template that Frank just showed
jshute
33:57
Please share with non-publics too please.
lalibertet
34:12
Can you please update of the DOE's thoughts on SAS in 2020-21?
Allyn Hutton
35:27
I am confused about the possibility of CAREs (federal funds) which may include funds that districts are paying to keep drivers receiving salaries ( partial or whole). Will the dollar amount from federal funds go to the school district ( to recover costs paid ) or to the transportation vendor?
rvaughn
37:22
And if we have our own drivers, can we recoup any of those costs if we are paying them despite the reduced work?
Grant.D.Bosse
37:53
State Parks activities blog https://blog.nhstateparks.org/
Caitlin Davis
38:22
@aweaver, spending template was sent to all BAs and Sups for district schools and heads of schools for charter and nonpublic schools. If you did not receive it, please email me at Caitlin.davis@doe.nh.gov
kstaines
38:43
Thank you, Caitlin
Dr C
38:48
Where can I get all the links from today?
Melissa White
38:55
We will be sending out a survey to schools to gather input on fall benchmarks. As of now, NHSAS is still planned for Spring 2021.
Grant.D.Bosse
39:44
Guidance documents and past conference calls are posted at https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/covid-19
Patty Haynes
40:17
Any updates on meeting the requirements of the screenings for the dyslexia law?
Christy Whipple
42:17
nonpublic online meetings are Thursdays at 10
Darrell Lockwood
42:20
The real question is not when will we reopen but how will we reopen?
Rob Seaward
42:39
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Caitlin Davis
42:40
nonpublic calls at 10am on Thursdays email Shireen at Shireen.Meskoob@doe.nh.gov
Rob Seaward
42:55
sorry - my daughter got to the keyboard
Valerie McKenney
44:03
Epping will have two teacher transition days if we reopen.
Amy
44:51
NCAA
Marion Anastasia
44:55
ncaa
Christy Whipple
45:09
New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Associaion NHIAA
dlegallo
45:24
Any update on a possible statewide recommended end date for schools should we go remote for the rest of the school year?
Meryl Levin
45:40
Thank you
Dr C
48:46
Where on the doe website is there a page just for school leders with this type of stuff on it?
Diane
49:19
are non-public private schools held to the same end date(TBD) as public schools?
Meryl Levin
50:08
That open assessment link exists already? Where can we find that?
Grant.D.Bosse
50:12
Dr. C. https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/covid-19
mcroteau
50:23
Will that SAS "light" be available to non-public as well?
Melissa White
51:06
Absolutely. Any students in the state would have access to the SAS Light
Sandie MacDonald
51:22
I am confused about the collection of local assessment data in the fall for accountability reporting for a variety of reasons. Doesn't the waiver "waive" Federal accountability for this year?
Garth McKinney
52:32
Testing or reporting after a pandemic is not necessary, more time for learning is critical.
Dr. Erin Hagerty
52:44
Will the NHSAS "light" be accessed through the NH State Assessment platform?
STACY BUCKLEY
52:51
If a district (or schools within a district) aren't eligible for Title 1, does that mean that they would not get any CARES funding?
Rob Seaward
53:21
Our bus company walked away from the discussion.
rvaughn
53:43
Links are not working.
Melissa White
53:54
Yes, the NHSAS Light will be accessed thorugh the NH State Assessment Platform but anyone will be able to access the platform.
Meryl Levin
54:19
Do we have to have accessed Title 1 funds in the past to be eligible for CARE funds?
beitlerk
55:14
If the governor extends the remote learning through the end of the school year will he address extended school year?
cshields
56:51
Should we still be tracking our Medicaid forms for our service providers, who are providing services remotely.
Shelly Fagen
57:38
If the state will not be providing an end of year date and if school buildings remain closed for the rest of “this school year”, will the state give a date for building to be re-opened for ESY/year round school programs?
Ronna Cadarette
58:09
So, then can't we look at the data within our own districts? I don't understand why it would need to be submitted to NHDOE
Ashley Frame
59:06
The Title I reference in the CARES act is strictly about the formula for allocating funds
Ashley Frame
59:19
It is not Title IA funding.
Caitlin Davis
01:00:02
@Meryl, no you don’t have to have accessed the funds will be allocated in the same percentage as your title 1 proportion of the total pot of state funded
Caitlin Davis
01:00:11
funding^
Meryl Levin
01:00:11
Thanks, Ashley!
Meryl Levin
01:00:17
And Caitlin
Becky Forrestall
01:00:22
I think Directors would appreciate the ESY conversation in our meetings with Becky. If we do not reopen buildings for the this year, it will be very challenging to have all IEP teams meeting, making determinations, compensatory decisions, etc. and still have time to hire, prep, etc. for a much more comprehensive ESY program.
Michele Munson
01:00:22
Since our district adequacy amounts are based on ADM how will that be calculated fo next year?
Ashley Frame
01:01:29
Please find the link to information on the website about ESEA and CARES funding: https://www.education.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt326/files/inline-documents/2020/care-essa-update.pdf
Caitlin Davis
01:01:30
ADM is based on enrollment, not attendance
Darrell Lockwood
01:01:44
Yes, the how do we reopen has to do with clarity around what is a virus "clean" building? How do we ensure students and staff of no further exposures? Will we be notified of residents being monitored and/or confirmed cases? What do we do if one of these individuals shows up at school? I'm sure there are more questions that will come up as we get closer to May 4th.
Melissa White
01:01:44
Being able to see assessment/benchmark data at a state level will also help inform the state on how we can better support districts, provide services, professional development and resources.
Meryl Levin
01:02:45
With no wide testing ability a clean building seems impossible to imagine...
Meryl Levin
01:02:50
available
Grant.D.Bosse
01:03:17
Links don't seem to be live for most people today. Go to education.nh.gov. Resources pages is there. Bookmark it because we iupdate it with new guidance documents.
adiorio
01:04:00
It would be great fi we could copy and paste as we used
nathaniel.t.greene
01:04:12
We have also posted all the information, links, and guidance on www.nhlearnsremotely.com as well
Kate Segal
01:04:26
Thank you.
Kim Carter
01:04:28
Thank you again for your responsiveness and support.
Meryl Levin
01:04:30
Thank you!!!
Grant.D.Bosse
01:04:32
Not sure why links are not live. Nothing on our end