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story.lead_photo.caption The agenda and meeting documents can be found online at https://bit.ly/3jutq7P. Photo by File photo

Facilities, health and graduation are on the agenda for Wednesday evening's Fulton Public Schools Board of Education meeting.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Fulton High School Commons.

Director of Health Service Lauren Jacobs will update the board on the health program. Jacobs's report includes data on wellness and visits to school clinics, as well as information about COVID-19.

Since students returned from winter break, the district case count has been low. During the fall semester, 97 students and 71 staff tested positive.

The district has enforced a mask policy this year. Last semester, all staff and students were provided with washable masks, as well as disposable masks when necessary.

Jacobs said in the report though masks do not appear to directly lower quarantine numbers, they have likely decreased the number of people actually contracting the illness within the school system.

Rapid COVID-19 tests from the state helped the district quickly evaluate potential staff cases and respond quickly to quarantine.

When the pandemic first hit last spring, graduation was one of the events impacted. Fulton High School held a delayed, socially-distant graduation for the class of 2020.

With the pandemic still ongoing, FHS principal Kati Boland will discuss options for the 2021 celebrations during the meeting.

Also on the agenda are budgets, facilities, and a report about the Jobs for America's Graduates program.

The agenda and meeting documents can be found online at bit.ly/3jutq7P.

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