Following up on the Governor’s April 6 directive to extend school closures through June 19, Superintendent Chris Reykdal released BULLETIN NO. 031-20 EXECUTIVE SERVICES on April 8, 2020 providing clarity to school districts on the use of facilities.
As relayed in the above OSPI Bulletin, the following guidelines must be followed:
- Consistent with the timeline of the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy directive, no group meetings of staff, including for professional learning or staff meetings, should occur. School districts should utilize online, phone, or other alternatives to address this need.
- Facilities should only be used for providing direct services to individual students where there is no alternative for the service delivery and both the service is necessary and essential AND the use of the facility is both necessary and essential. This is expected to be an unusual occurrence.
- Facilities are not to be used for providing direct services to groups of students.
- Any gatherings within school facilities must comply with applicable social distancing directives and health guidelines. Districts must continue to monitor and implement guidance from state and local health officials.