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New Bloomfield Schools to consider new COVID-19 guidelines

by Paula Tredway | January 19, 2022 at 12:02 a.m. | Updated January 19, 2022 at 2:51 p.m.
The New Bloomfield R-3 School District Board of Education will look at the new CDC guidelines during its meeting at 6 p.m. today in the district boardroom. (Paula Tredway/FULTON SUN)

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The New Bloomfield R-3 School District Board of Education will consider adopting new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for students who test positive for COVID-19 during its 6 p.m. meeting Thursday in the district boardroom.

These new guidelines allow the district to change how long a student who tests positive needs to be out in quarantine from 10 days to five as long as the student wears a mask when around others for five additional days.

The board will also:

• Look at entering into an energy program with Hamlin Energy for co-op purchasing for gas.

• Consider approving the district calendar for spring 2022-23.

• Review the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.

Board members will hear program evaluation reports about Title I Communication Arts and Mathematics from Bridget Maddox and Megan Clinton.

Special Education Director Amy Parker will inform the board about staff, contracted staff, student numbers by disabilities, child count, department goals, student assessment data and graduation/dropout data.

New Bloomfield Middle and High School Principal Paul Cloudwright and Elementary Principal Jennifer Fletcher will give the board a monthly report on enrollment, attendance, professional development, other news and recognition. They will look for the board to approve each schools’ curriculum as presented.

Superintendent Sarah Wisdom will speak to the board about monthly finances, Partners in Education, the facilities, COVID-19 and the 2022-23 budget.

They will also continue discussion on the Guthrie solar project.

Under old business, board members will look at COVID-19 cases in the district, community usage of buildings and their Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Service Plan.

This story was updated at 3 p.m. Jan. 19, 2022, to correct the date of the school board meeting. The New Bloomfield Board of Education will be meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20.

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