Board Operating Principles for Decision Making During COVID
Board Operating Principles for Decision Making during COVID
These board operating principles are intended to guide decision making for our school to minimize the risk that COVID-19 presents to employees, students, and the community and to reduce disruptions to education.
- Prioritize safety of employees, students, and the community by following Washington State Department of Health and Klickitat County Department of Health mandates, including the state’s decision tree guidance for provision of in-person learning.
- Provide quality educational opportunities for our students based upon decision making guided by “Board Operating Principles for Decision Making during COVID”
- Monitor Washington State COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard
- Utilize Klickitat County Health Department COVID-19 case counts and two week average rates per 100K for school decision making
- Work cooperatively with Klickitat County Health Department to discuss localized information and its impact on our school. (Currently, weekly meetings are conducted with school superintendents and health department staff)
- Understand that case counts fluctuate within the county and utilize relationship with Klickitat County Health Department and the Klickitat County Health Officer to analyze localized community data.
- Focus on the communities where our students live when assessing data (Trout Lake, Glenwood, Husum, BZ Corners, White Salmon and Bingen).
- Minimize transition from in-person to remote learning by utilizing specific health information for our community as it impacts Trout Lake School
- Understand that there is no perfect solution that addresses all of the public health and educational risks associated with operating the district during this pandemic. Endeavor to make the best decision given the most current data