We sent over $1 million for Special Education in April
The IAQ problems are on the DOE side.
Sister Mary Agnes Dombroski
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
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.
we are having a small cohort of onsite students, and some will be remote.
That funding was before the executive order and does not come close to covering the cost for staff to attend meetings during the summer.
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.
It was my understanding that we would have a scheduled training this week for the ESSER application. When will this happen?
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?
Can school playgrounds and athletic fields open today?
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.
Any update on whether the USDA waiver for area eligibility for school lunch will be extended through the summer?
It is impossible for us to have 330 IEP meetings in thirty days. What is the plan to send a more practical message?
How do we access these millions of dollars? Is there any specific application process?
I am referring to the Governors message about IEP meetings in Septembers
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
Please post the guidance for playgrounds.
Lisa A. Witte
we closed playgrounds because we can’t possibly keep them sanitized appropriately
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?
Thanks so much. I think the Governor should clarify that because parents are going to be asking for a meeting
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?
It would help us a lot to have a clear, simple letter about the IEPS in September
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.
Please connect with me and your Title IA consultant to work out any questions about what is allowable in Federal law! Ashley.email@example.com
Lisa A. Witte
is there a link available to the DHHS guidance on fields and playgrounds?
Dr. Nan Wodarz
Random question- non public school - does acceptance of to tile I, I, iii, I’ve monies for pd trigger compliance issues
Practically speaking, how would you keep people from using the playground?
Lisa A. Witte
we have posted that they are closed and our local PD has helped to enforce
we put the yellow police tape around our play ground and posted it as closed
Sister Mary Agnes Dombroski
were the guidelines for summer programs in school finalized? If so can you give us the link or document?
We are looking for free video resources and tutorials for supporting ELL students and families with remote instruction, Google Classroom, etc. Any suggestions?
We have lots of resources for remote instruction at NHLearnsRemotely,com
Hi, Garth! firstname.lastname@example.org can help you with ELL resources as well. She is our new EL Coordinator.
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.
Grant - are those resource available in multiple languages? with closed captioning?
The connectivity was temporary by families. It is NOT financially sustainable for families or for districts to fund as we await grant release
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.
Garth, I will have Wendy.Perron@doe.nh.gov reach out to you with resources
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.
Wendy is also holding weekly meetings for ESOL teachers to support remote instruction for ELL students and providing resources to families.
NH is amazing! Keep up the good work everyone!
You all are doing a great job too
I was referring to a long-term plan and possible flux in the fall for internet connectivity. Thank you for any help with this
Confused with Ashley's response on compliance.
POOL!!! We are staying home
Youth Sports and Vacation time
Superintendent Mentor Group
we need to make sure that internet connectivity is available for esy
Working in the office :)
Can’t wait to see everyone in person!
Getting outdoors with a greater sense of ease!
Marion Anastasia WMRSD
Lisa A. Witte
visit my dad
going and sitting on the beach
finally focusing on my family ❤️❤️❤️
Taking a little break
A beach somewhere where you are allowed to sit
Is Ashley saying that the LEA is responsible for making sure other non-public schools arefollowing proper protocols?
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.
Planning for students to be back in school