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NHDOE COVID-19 Discussion
Lisa A. Witte
10:04
Please clarify - are special education timelines lifted or waived? I've heard missed messages.
Fall Mountain
10:06
Is the sound muffled for others?
Cory LeClair
10:13
Can staff who elect to receive unemployment benefits still receive health insurance?
Justin Somma
10:31
phone audio is great
mlevin
10:33
You sound good to me!
Patty Haynes
10:34
Seems good here
Jorge Santana
10:40
sounds good
NH DOE
10:53
#nhlearnsremotely #americalearnsremotely
Grant.D.Bosse
10:54
#NHLearnsRemotely #AmericaLearnsRemotely
Grant.D.Bosse
11:46
DOE COVID-19 HelpDesk https://nhdoepm.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/16
Brendan Minnihan
12:38
Did we get any update on what Comcast and telecommunication companies are willing to do. Hotspots would be helpful, but we were told $150
jacqueline.coe
12:54
Is there any talk about relaxing the data privacy law and app approval during this time? I don't believe that Zoom is approved and yet many people are using it.
sleavitt
13:27
where can we access the meeting recordings?
Grant.D.Bosse
13:58
Past calls are here: https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/covid-19
adiorio
14:32
We have put into the Food Service office a waiver we have not received anything back. We were expected it to come out much faster than it is.
Grant.D.Bosse
15:24
Food service questions- email Cheri.White@doe.nh.gov
Peter Stackhouse
16:56
We have been running our remote learning program with students since Monday. As the schools in NH are technically closed, should we not enter/record official attendance for this week to be consistent?
Lisa A. Witte
17:23
As for Khan Academy I'm hearing that folks cannot get a signed DPA for a district in NH to use this application.
Grant.D.Bosse
18:00
We will be posting sample consent form here shortly: https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/division-of-educator-and-analytic-resources/bureau-of-educational-opportunities/public-school-approval-office/remote-instruction
Lisa A. Witte
18:51
More that Kahn Academy won't sign it.
Grant.D.Bosse
19:00
Guidelines for Emergency Meetings https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2020/documents/rsa-91-a.pdf
talbayer
21:09
We are being informed by a sending district that they will only reimburse for SPED Instructors and not for our two Paraprofessionals. Our Paras will be supporting our students online in Google Meet in small group and individual settings as working with them to stay engaged, on task etc. We have informed our Paras that our students still need their support and we will continue to pay them to provide that support online to every extend possible. Is there any guidance from DOE on this issue?
Lisa A. Witte
21:12
Please clarify - are special education timelines lifted or waived? I've heard missed messages.
pcouture
21:22
Does the emergency board meeting allowance for teleconferencing also be allowed for regular scheduled board meetings.
Grant.D.Bosse
23:06
Yes, Chair can waive quorom by declaring an emergency. See memo for more detailed guidance.
billlupini
24:43
How do we conduct regular board business during this state of emergency without bringing our board (physically) together?
NH DOE
25:50
Rebecca Fredette, NH Director of Special Education rebecca.fredette@doe.nh.gov
Jorge Santana
26:29
can we get any protective equipment distributed to schools if we need to do in person supports? having a hard time finding masks etc... can governor help?
Grant.D.Bosse
29:01
Guidelines for Emergency Meetings https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/press-2020/documents/rsa-91-a.pdf
Dean Setzler
33:55
Any guidance on taking attendance for the remote learning?
lalibertet
34:20
Considering the new site, can the DOE please post all Covid-19 and Remote Learning information in one place on the homepage? It will be much easier than looking in various pages.
Lisa A. Witte
34:55
Please a yes or no are special education timelines lifted or waived? I've heard missed messages.
Brendan Minnihan
35:06
Told if parent owes the company money, the families cannot get the service
Lisa A. Witte
35:23
*mixed
Lisa A. Witte
35:45
We ARE being asked to pay to 'hold their seats' even if they are closed
joroberts
36:50
Is there a health or safety concern about paper assignments being handed to students in a folder and the students returning assignments via bus delivery?
Lisa A. Witte
36:55
Thank you.
esherry and bbeasley
37:07
How many people are recommended to meet together? 50 or 10?
Lisa A. Witte
37:13
10
Lisa A. Witte
37:20
from CDC anyway
tmorinbailey
37:47
Can a letter from the commissioner for reimbursement for a cancelled fieldtrip apply to a private school?
mlevin
37:54
I know there are likely other charter schools on this call. Is there any chance that you can waive the requirement for an outside ‘Lottery Official’ like if we live streamed it, could that be an ‘emergency’ adjustment. We do need to move forward with the timeline or it will quickly begin to impact us and families for next year…
esherry and bbeasley
38:02
I think the commissioner mentioned 50 earlier in regards to board meetings.
Lisa A. Witte
38:11
Ah
dwallace
38:21
We have many evaluations that are in process for special education. Without being able to work directly with the student to complete the evaluation how would I be able to comply with timelines?
Lisa A. Witte
38:23
We are adhering to 10 in our district
billlupini
38:32
When will a decision be made on canceling statewide testing for 2020? Texas and Florida (at least) have already made that determination.
rvaughn
39:33
Where are resources (like AG's guidance) located on the DOE website? Can that be emailed to us?
sbuckley
40:07
Given the situation we are in right now, do you have any idea if this is going to be extended beyond the 2 weeks? This has been an extensive amount of planning and it would be great to be able to work over the next 2 weeks on plans if needed.
Grant.D.Bosse
40:27
We are updating information relative to COVID-19 on this page: https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/covid-19
Grant.D.Bosse
40:57
We are updating resources on Remote Instruction on this page: https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/division-of-educator-and-analytic-resources/bureau-of-educational-opportunities/public-school-approval-office/remote-instruction
Lisa A. Witte
41:48
digital privacy agreement
Lisa A. Witte
42:08
under HB1612
dlockwood
42:10
If schools are technically not closed, why do we need a waiver to serve food?
Lisa A. Witte
42:36
but is Kahn willing to sign it?
adiorio
42:48
Khan academy will not sign the DPA for anyone in NH
Grant.D.Bosse
43:00
Summer Food Service Program does not allow for "Grab-and-Go" requiring students to eat onsite. We needed a waiver to allow pick-up and delivery.
adiorio
43:03
Which means it does not comply with HB1612
talbayer
43:22
Various federal agencies and the administration are recommending against meetings of 10-50 people for the next 8+ weeks. Does this mean that schools will likely be working remotely for the next 8 weeks as well?
kristenstuart
45:13
California announced today that it is unlikely students will return before summer break. Should we begin prepping our communities toward that possibility?
Susan Givens
45:14
If we have launched our remote learning program this week, can our days this week make up snow days called earlier this year and are days closed last week that we were preparing for remote learning be counted?
Jorge Santana
45:27
Thank you, just being overly cautious young people might not show symptoms
Jorge Santana
45:40
just for special ed?
Christy Whipple
46:06
Sure
lalibertet
46:35
Can our Board meetings be held virtually without holding a public location?
Jorge Santana
47:21
we mark present when they log into zoom
Lisa A. Witte
48:02
isn't the 80% requirement removed in the emergency rule?
Lisa A. Witte
49:38
for private providers
Lisa A. Witte
49:44
yes
joroberts
51:46
Thank you for following up with DHHS.
Lisa A. Witte
52:44
sorry 80% participation in remote learning - I thought the 80% requirement was taken out
Jorge Santana
53:42
thank you
supt.ambrose
59:41
Thanks for all that everyone at the state is doing.
supt.ambrose
59:59
It is only week one, we will figure out more as we go.
mlevin
01:00:25
Is there a one pager you can sent out about this map of person 1,2, 3, etc?
mlevin
01:02:16
Maybe they have one??!!!
mlevin
01:02:31
Thank you!
Jorge Santana
01:02:55
thank you
Janet Reed
01:03:13
Thank you for the support!
aweaver
01:03:34
Thank you so much for all of your guidance during this time!
Kim C
01:03:37
We appreciate your continued information and support.