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NHDOE COVID-19 Update with Education Leaders
cshields
28:35
you are breaking up
Lisa A. Witte
28:40
audio is very broken
Bonnie Sandstrom
28:44
Your voice is breaking up - is it just me
Kim QED Carter
29:05
Coming through clearly for me
csmit
29:07
Is anyone else having sound issues?
Annette Griffin
29:09
you sound fine here
Kim QED Carter
29:10
Nope, that’s worse
Meryl Levin
29:18
Sounds fine to me. Now your voice is further away...
Nan Wodarz
29:24
it is good
Beth McClure
29:33
No problems on my audio
Meryl Levin
29:34
Sounding good now!
Kim QED Carter
29:43
Audio is clear, you just sound further away than when you started.
Dorothy Stebbins
29:44
audio is fine here
Allyn Hutton
29:46
audio not working
Janet Reed
29:46
hearing every other word
Valerie McKenney
29:46
I cannot hear you. Something is wrong with the audio
Lisa A. Witte
29:46
silence now
Barbara Berwick
29:46
it sound okay here
Robert Gadomski
29:46
audio noit working
cshields
29:46
is something wrong with the audio?
Brian Connelly SAU103
29:46
no
Brian Connelly SAU103
29:47
you were fine before
Barbara Berwick
29:47
sounds fine
cshields
29:47
NO it is not working
adiorio
29:47
sounds fine
Brian Connelly SAU103
29:48
it ight be the wind
Amy Clark - DOE School Facilities
29:55
Sounds good on my end.
Diane Bessey
29:56
hearing clearly!
Lisa A. Witte
29:59
nope
Suzzanne Wheeler
30:07
much better!
TJ Mackey
30:10
yes, poor audio!
Grant Bosse
30:18
EO #38 Guidance
Allyn Hutton
30:22
Cannot hear
Linda Brady
30:38
audio keeps cutting out
kathleenmurphy
30:44
Still breaking up
cshields
30:45
only hearing a few words, broken up audio
adiorio
30:52
No sound now
Lisa A. Witte
30:52
silence now
Steve Appleby
30:54
Sound is good
Barbara Berwick
30:56
now no audio
Allyn Hutton
31:06
no sound here
kathleenmurphy
31:36
Still breaking up
Lisa A. Witte
31:37
still breaking up
Donald Erdbrink
31:38
still breaking up
Kristin Wilson
31:38
audio keeps cutting out
billlupini
31:49
Audio is cutting out.
Robert Gadomski
31:57
audio is still in and out
Patti Hayes
31:59
Bad audio here too
Christopher.G.Bond
32:02
I wasn't getting sound either on the computer, but dialing in on the phone it sounds fine.
Linda Brady
32:03
audio keeps breaking up
Valerie McKenney
32:07
Really hard to hear
Susan Givens
32:17
Audio is cutting out and we can not understand what is being said.
Frank fperotti@gmail.com
32:26
ditto
Wren Hayes Building Block
32:28
Hey folks! Try dialing in on the phone!
lisazolkos
32:34
Try signing out and back in
cshields
32:37
your audio is not working, only can hear a few words
mnadeau
32:55
I did sign out and it didn't help
cshields
33:01
This is very frustrating
Julie King
33:07
Audio good here.
csmit
33:08
I logged in by phone for audio. That fixed it
Rebecca Fredette NH
33:19
Sound is on, you should check your audio on your end
Diane Bessey
33:26
Audio is good here!
Kim QED Carter
33:27
I’m in by phone also. It’s working fine.
Russell Holden
33:27
You need to stop we can not hear you
Patty Haynes
33:33
It may be an issue with Zoom...update came out yesterday
Robert Gadomski
33:34
log out and back in and it works
Janet Reed
33:34
Logged out and back in and it is much better
Sherry Burbank
33:37
Good here
Lisa A. Witte
33:37
It cuts in and out
Linda Brady
33:50
signed back in-- clear now
kstaines
33:54
I’m on my iPad and audio is fine
Lisa A. Witte
34:04
Zoom had an update last night I suspect it's an issue with ZOo
Lisa A. Witte
34:07
Zoom
Bruce Beasley
34:29
Zoo makes more sense!
Grant Bosse
34:37
If your audio isn't working, dial 1 646 558 8656
Grant Bosse
34:53
Meeting ID 310509908
Grant Bosse
37:50
STRRT page https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/commissioner/school-transition-reopening-redesign-taskforce
Grant Bosse
38:00
Link also on front of DOE Home Page
Kimberly Saunders
38:08
Please clarify what the redesign part of this applies to
Kearsarge Regional School District
38:38
Transportation remains an ever increasing issue of concern, especially given the time required to address substantive changes that may be required to remain in compliance with social distancing restrictions. Can you provide an estimated date as to when we may receive this guidance?
Ronna Cadarette
38:45
How many Superintendents are on the Task Force? and the REdesign group?
Christy Whipple
39:13
I did not receive an email about the START task force. Was that sent today?
Lisa A. Witte
41:18
Remote doesn't necessarily mean virtual, especially in our rural areas. Please remember that - we have many families that access remote learning only through paper.
Jane
41:40
The recommendation for the three tiered model for special currently allows for small cohorts of students in school settings in our public schools, effective March 2020. Are there guidelines and guidance that we can share with staff and parents?
Lisa A. Witte
42:15
Also, remote learning is not synonymous with remote instruction.
STACY BUCKLEY
43:12
Can you speak to what will be discussed during the "Redesign" portion of this taskforce? What is the focus of this committee?
Lisa A. Witte
44:09
We had a police department inform us that we would be 'charged' for violating the emergency orders if we had our 6th grade drive through celebration that was in line with the guidance. We provided them the guidance but right now I have yet to get a response from that.
Kimberly Saunders
44:15
Please also clarify how people were selected for participation, what criteria were used for them to serve, and please provide a list of who has been invited to participate
Frank fperotti@gmail.com
47:34
Many students are supported through high school by social security for variopus reasons. That benefit ends at age 18 and graduation. Can we ask our federal representatives to extend that for those struggling students through age 22 if they stay in college?
Sandie MacDonald
48:11
You mentioned you are waiting for guidance from the USED. What are the areas you are looking to get further guidance on specifically?
Sarah S
48:26
I just missed the whole meeting. Hopefully someone can fill me in with content...
Grant Bosse
49:12
Audio and Links for all conference calls go up on our COVID Resources page. Audio takes a day or two to get back from Zoom.
hollydoe
50:26
Would love to see NHCTO and NHSTE representation on the task force.
Diane Bessey
50:42
We need answers to transportation issues to plan for ESY
dwallace
50:54
We need direct guidance regarding transportation and ESY. Once we deem that a student is eligible for ESY we are responsible for the transportation of the student to our programs.
David Backler
51:03
As I understand it the current meals waiver covers us through June 30. Does the waiver you mentioned today cover us through the rest of the summer?
David Hobbs
51:10
Can you speak to the flexibility we will have with respect to EOY attendance rates & reporting?
STACY BUCKLEY
51:18
I just reviewed the list of taskforce members and I don't see a single Superintendent on this list! Can you let us know if any Superintendents will be included and if so, who?
Sandie MacDonald
52:01
We have seen the Task Force list. Is it possible for you to add a superintendent to your team as they are truly the experts in running a school district?
Darrell Lockwood
52:24
Task Force - We will need guidance on how to address a staff member who does not want to work face to face with students due to virus concerns. What are we obligated to do with regard to pay and benefits for them under the various state and federal orders and rules?
Anthony T’s iPad
52:25
Is there any Charter School representation on the Task Force. We have rather unique issues different from SAU’s that may impact us?
Anthony T’s iPad
54:25
OK thanks.
Becky Forrestall
55:55
I appreciate that you are working with DHS on procedures for small cohort teaching in person, but please remember that schools are not hospitals, and while some of these procedures hospitals use might be “safe”, the affect of using hospital types of procedures in school settings, or between staff and students, could be very traumatic for some students and staff. If we have to sterilize the “human” parts of our teaching with these special education students, we potentially are going to lose more ground than if we just continued to provide services remotely. Schools are not hospitals, nor should we be. Thanks.
Nan Wodarz
01:00:23
Will you give us Christopher Bond (sp?)contact info in case we need to connect law enforcement with him?
Christopher.G.Bond
01:00:39
Christopher.Bond@doe.nh.gov
Laurie Melanson
01:01:50
I hope we use Title 1 for equitable services as that was the language of the CARES ACT.
Christopher.G.Bond
01:03:08
Chris Bond contact info:
Rebecca Fredette NH
01:03:20
I think that is for End of Year numbers not ESY?
chayes
01:03:26
Do we have to apply for the extended Food Service Waiver, or is it automatic if we applied for the one to June 30th?
Christopher.G.Bond
01:03:28
Christopher.Bond@doe.nh.gov (603)931-2241
Patty Haynes
01:05:15
If school districts hold end of year events in person, following guidance, and we have an outbreak traced back to the event, what is the liability of the district?
Christopher.G.Bond
01:06:02
Re law graduation/police: The AG's office has a call scheduled Friday with the NH Police Chiefs Association re graduation (I will be participating in that call). Hopefully that will help with some of the graduation issues local police are having. If, after the call there is still confusion, I'm happy to try and facilitate dialogue between districts and departments.
billlupini
01:06:27
My understanding is that the Governor made a commitment to provide NH businesses with PPE (including masks) in order to reopen. Will he be making the same commitment to schools for our reopening (whatever that looks like) for September?
Grant Bosse
01:06:36
Today's Links
billlupini
01:06:42
So, we have a Charter School leader, but no Superintendent?
Patty Haynes
01:09:23
thx
adiorio
01:09:45
I have already received masks. etc
Sherry Burbank
01:10:20
We are getting PPE from the state now for a few students who are receiving special ed services in person
Kearsarge Regional School District
01:10:27
Please take into consideration the differences between rural schools and suburban schools and those in urban environments. At first consideration, your representation reflects a very urban perspective that may not align with other's needs.
Todd Allen
01:11:00
When you say that Homeland Security PPE will be available will districts have to pay for it.
Bruce Beasley
01:11:07
I only see one or two names I recognize from the North Country. Do you feel they are properly represented?
Lisa A. Witte
01:11:44
Can you tell us the grade levels of the students on the task force and how they were chosen? And what regions they may be from?
Caroline Arakelian
01:12:08
It is not due to being "uncomfortable" that prevents small cohorts into schools. It is lack of PPE, transportation, 6' social distancing requirements. Also, staff who are in at-risk groups, students who are medically fragile, how to feed kids, and it goes on. Please help us to share the message that Districts will be providing ESY services even if remotely. Guidance for remote learning is not guidance for small cohorts. Remote learning decision is not due to a discomfort. Thank you for taking into consideration.
Amy Clark - DOE School Facilities
01:12:26
Mask Order Form for Businesses: https://prd.blogs.nh.gov/dos/hsem/?page_id=8451
Kris Franklin
01:12:29
White Mountains School is not very representative of North Country public schools...
Darrell Lockwood
01:13:01
FYI - NPR seems to have gotten out ahead of the Task Force. They announced this am that you were recommending a limited access cohort with 3 days onsite and 2 days remote. We will now be addressing this with staff and parents for the next few days.
Kimberly Saunders
01:14:26
Clearly there is significant concern regarding the lack of Superintendents on the task force.This should be reconsidered as these are the people that have the best 100,000 foot view of running a school district and this would increase the diversity and representation and would at least bring the appearance that it was not a purposeful decision to marginalize the Superintendents.
mnadeau
01:14:33
Respectfully, Commissioner, I think the lack of communication in advance about the proposed composition and selection for the task force is what is most upsetting. While perhaps not intentional, it appears to be a clandestine or favored selection process and not an open and democratic process.
Sandie MacDonald
01:14:36
I know I am not alone in my disappointment that the Department has chosen not to include Superintendents who are skilled and experienced with the intricacies of school DISTRICT operations. Especially those with multiple districts and schools.
rvaughn
01:14:53
It's not just discomfort. Asymptomatic transmission is a real concern.
Darrell Lockwood
01:16:15
I read the document. Great resources. Unfortunately, the media got out ahead of any decisions.
Elaine Sherry
01:16:20
With gloved hands and a mask, can we hand the diplomas to our graduates if our arms are as far apart as possible?
Mary Croteau
01:18:01
My understanding is the Task force is made up of stakeholders to provide input from their perspectives to the leaders...
Ronna Cadarette
01:18:14
And, there is not "ANY way you could do this Task Force" and exclude every single Superintendent.
Mary Croteau
01:18:25
Leaders meaning DOE, Gov and Superintendents..
STACY BUCKLEY
01:19:25
I just went in to order masks for a potential opening from the link provided. It only asks for the number of employees or customers. Will we be able to get the numbers that we will potentially need for school opening in September (1200 students + 240 staff X 180 days = 259,000 masks)
Shelly Fagen
01:20:32
I believe they are currently providing enough PPE for 2 weeks at a time.
Susan Givens
01:21:00
We are not looking for feedback from these stakeholders. We would like to work collaboratively with you to develop an executable plan. We can work with our stakeholders to obtain feedback as that is what we do.
Valerie Carey
01:22:13
I know this concern about the STRRT make-up has been reiterated. We in the Monadnock Region seem to not represented at all. We have unique circumstances and challenges in our area that need consideration.
Susan Givens
01:22:17
Understood but we need to be able to execute locally and we are responsible for the outcomes.
Kris Franklin
01:22:57
Thank you for all the work that you do. We know that you, like us, don't have a script
beitlerk
01:22:58
the limited number of schools opening across the world are requiring students and staff to wear mask in school. NEASC and NBOA has had webinars with world educational leaders and they are all suggesting mask in the fall