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“The health departments have been doing extraordinary jobs in keeping us informed on how and what to do in these scenarios. Luckily, private schools have some agility and size that allows them to make those determinations within their buildings” stated Suzie Hanson, executive director of the WA Federation of Independent Schools.
Beginning August 1, 2020 all new students are required to have medically verified immunization records on day one for entry into any public or private school and child care center. Learn what your school is required to do and how you can use DOH resources to streamline your efforts in this regard.
President Trump is expected to ask Congress for a “one-time, emergency appropriation” for a grant proposal that would allow states to distribute funds to nonprofits that give scholarships to students to attend private schools.
While remote learning continues, summer is a question mark, and attention is already starting to turn to next fall.
The short answer is YES.
“convene your educators…to rethink your educational offerings…to have a solid education plan providing value to students if they will be spending a significant fraction of the 2020-21 academic year learning at home.”
The Greater Good. “What are private schools doing, or can do in the weeks and months ahead, to support the greater community during this time of crisis?”
The following are CAPE highlights of what Congress has passed in recent days, by no means an exhaustive list, includes areas of interest to private schools.