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NHDOE COVID-19 Update with Education Leaders
Grant Bosse
25:35
We sent over $1 million for Special Education in April
Grant Bosse
25:36
https://www.education.nh.gov/news/doe-releases-1-million-special-education
Pam
26:25
The IAQ problems are on the DOE side.
Sister Mary Agnes Dombroski
26:47
the ESY survey should have hybrid option. We will be bringing a small number of students on site based on specific criteria, but not all students. Students who cannot safely be onsite will have remote ESY
STACY BUCKLEY
26:50
Grant- with all due respect, it appears that we are supposed to use this money for so many things... by district, it DOES NOT cover everything that the DOE has said we can use it for.
Mrs. Welch
26:51
we are having a small cohort of onsite students, and some will be remote.
KDuesing
27:12
That funding was before the executive order and does not come close to covering the cost for staff to attend meetings during the summer.
James Fenn
29:38
Grant, that is correct, but the $8,000 we received in Fall Mt does not even begin to cover the costs that result from this unfunded mandate for our District.
STACY BUCKLEY
30:51
It was my understanding that we would have a scheduled training this week for the ESSER application. When will this happen?
Matora Fiorey
32:31
Liability is a concern for in person meetings over the summer. Is the DOE offering a “waiver” template for staff and families to reduce legal risk for schools?
Bill Hickey
35:41
Can school playgrounds and athletic fields open today?
Amy Clark
38:57
IAQ email will go out to principals/supts/facility managers later today. It will include a new deadline due to the IT issues we are having.
Kris Franklin
40:19
Any update on whether the USDA waiver for area eligibility for school lunch will be extended through the summer?
Thomas Ambrose
40:29
It is impossible for us to have 330 IEP meetings in thirty days. What is the plan to send a more practical message?
Michele Munson
42:18
How do we access these millions of dollars? Is there any specific application process?
Thomas Ambrose
42:50
I am referring to the Governors message about IEP meetings in Septembers
segalk
43:06
We were told that we cannot use Title 1 funds for in school summer tutoring. We were told that we can only offer remote instruction. Just wondering why as long as we keep a one to one ratio between teacher and student. I thought that this was already happening with Spec. Ed.
Ashley.M.Frame
43:16
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need any help navigating your grants! We are happy to help you find any available funds in your Title grants!
STACY BUCKLEY
43:34
Commissioner- Can you talk about the process of how and why the Governor made the executive order around the dates for compensatory education? Who initiated this and why?
KDuesing
43:59
The requirement to hold IEP meetings to discuss compensatory ed services is a new directive. My district has already budgeted and will spend the FY 19 IDEA money. We also have already budgeted the additional $15,000 we received. The cost for holding the additionally required meetings will cost far more than the additional $15,000 we were provided.
Brad Choyt
44:18
Commissioner, we appreciate having the recent guidelines for summer programs in schools. However, in the guidelines, it specifies that all participants and instructors have to be from New Hampshire. But we are located in a region of the State that has students from both New Hampshire and Vermont. Is there any way to receive clarification if we can serve both students from NH and VT in light of the fact that we have students from both states who attend our school? This seems like it would be a fair guideline in the summer for schools that have both NH and VT students during the academic year.
Cory LeClair
44:27
Last week I asked if we were required to hold the meetings regarding compensatory services if we have maintained 100% compliance with the IEP. Do you have an update on this?
Beth McClure
44:35
For the meetings that need to take place when many staff are out, would it work to provide written feedback from key personnel and obtain parent permission for the individual(s) to not attend the summer meeting?
Thomas Ambrose
44:50
Please post the guidance for playgrounds.
Thomas Ambrose
44:52
And fieles
Thomas Ambrose
45:02
Fields
Lisa A. Witte
45:14
we closed playgrounds because we can’t possibly keep them sanitized appropriately
Mark MacLean
46:29
Compensatory services are designed to make up for for any knowledge or skills lost. How will this be adjudged? Will the “losses” be compared to the experiences of non-identified students during remote learning?
Thomas Ambrose
47:29
Thanks so much. I think the Governor should clarify that because parents are going to be asking for a meeting
Meryl Levin
48:27
Commish - So are you saying that districts don’t have to provide ESY this summer, but they can decide what is needed all the way until the 30th day of the NEXT school year?
Thomas Ambrose
48:41
It would help us a lot to have a clear, simple letter about the IEPS in September
Geoff Tomlinson
48:42
Many rural areas continue to have connectivity issues/lack of adequate internet access. Is the state considering working with/providing funding to cable companies to solve this issue. This has had a major impact on many students' ability to even access their learning.
Ashley.M.Frame
49:35
Please connect with me and your Title IA consultant to work out any questions about what is allowable in Federal law! Ashley.frame@doe.nh.gov
Lisa A. Witte
50:15
is there a link available to the DHHS guidance on fields and playgrounds?
Dr. Nan Wodarz
50:36
Random question- non public school - does acceptance of to tile I, I, iii, I’ve monies for pd trigger compliance issues
Kris Franklin
52:15
Practically speaking, how would you keep people from using the playground?
Lisa A. Witte
52:44
we have posted that they are closed and our local PD has helped to enforce
Kirk Beitler
53:31
we put the yellow police tape around our play ground and posted it as closed
Sister Mary Agnes Dombroski
53:53
were the guidelines for summer programs in school finalized? If so can you give us the link or document?
Garth McKinney
54:17
We are looking for free video resources and tutorials for supporting ELL students and families with remote instruction, Google Classroom, etc. Any suggestions?
Grant Bosse
54:42
We have lots of resources for remote instruction at NHLearnsRemotely,com
Grant Bosse
55:29
https://www.naelpa.org/resources-for-educating-els-online
Ashley.M.Frame
55:58
Hi, Garth! wendy.perron@doe.nh.gov can help you with ELL resources as well. She is our new EL Coordinator.
Sarah Bennett
56:52
Garth McKinney - The Bureau of Adult Education is working with Wendy Perron and the ESOL K-12 Community of Practice on identifying resources for ELLs and their families to assist with remote instruction and support.
Garth McKinney
57:57
Grant - are those resource available in multiple languages? with closed captioning?
Ronna Cadarette
58:13
The connectivity was temporary by families. It is NOT financially sustainable for families or for districts to fund as we await grant release
STACY BUCKLEY
58:47
Commissioner- regarding my last question- does that mean that you think that we are not doing our job and responsibilities? It appears that you do not trust us to do our jobs by putting in Executive orders with these specific timelines.
Melissa White
01:00:17
Garth, I will have Wendy.Perron@doe.nh.gov reach out to you with resources
Ashley.M.Frame
01:00:19
Public LEAs control the public funds. They are subject to all compliance related to acceptance of the funds. Non-public schools do not receive public funds. The compliance responsibility lies with the LEA.
Melissa White
01:01:33
Wendy is also holding weekly meetings for ESOL teachers to support remote instruction for ELL students and providing resources to families.
Thomas Ambrose
01:02:21
NH is amazing! Keep up the good work everyone!
Kris Franklin
01:02:29
You all are doing a great job too
Ronna Cadarette
01:02:47
I was referring to a long-term plan and possible flux in the fall for internet connectivity. Thank you for any help with this
Bruce Beasley
01:04:03
Confused with Ashley's response on compliance.
Dr C
01:04:05
Docktails
Thomas Ambrose
01:04:14
POOL!!! We are staying home
Aisha Weaver
01:04:20
Youth Sports and Vacation time
Ronna Cadarette
01:04:20
Superintendent Mentor Group
Michele Munson
01:04:21
Retirement
Wren Hayes
01:04:24
CAMPING!!
Kirk Beitler
01:04:24
we need to make sure that internet connectivity is available for esy
sroberts
01:04:26
Camping
Storm Medders
01:04:34
Working in the office :)
Kimberly Saunders
01:04:34
Sleep
loiscosta
01:04:34
Family visits
Thomas Ambrose
01:04:36
Can’t wait to see everyone in person!
Bonnie Sandstrom
01:04:38
Shopping
DMailloux
01:04:40
Getting outdoors with a greater sense of ease!
Marion Anastasia WMRSD
01:04:41
biking
Lisa A. Witte
01:04:43
visit my dad
Mrs. Welch
01:04:45
going and sitting on the beach
Sarah S
01:04:50
finally focusing on my family ❤️❤️❤️
Chris OReilly
01:05:06
Taking a little break
Mary Croteau
01:05:13
A beach somewhere where you are allowed to sit
Bruce Beasley
01:05:19
Is Ashley saying that the LEA is responsible for making sure other non-public schools arefollowing proper protocols?
tal bayer
01:05:53
Looking forward to traveling back home to DC and continuing to speak up about the current political and social climate and try to find consensus with people on other sides of the issues.
segalk
01:05:55
Planning for students to be back in school
Mary Croteau
01:06:01
Thank you!