Decisions regarding the opening of Salida School District schools for the 2020-2021 school year will be made at a special school board meeting.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom.

Among the action items to be decided are:

• Approval of the superintendent’s recommendation to open in the green mode (least restrictive) with in person instruction, depending on conditions remaining stable for COVID-19.

Precautions under green mode may include: Extra spacing wherever feasible, facemasks, extra hand washing, basic health-checks for all, specials classes with some limitations, all activities supported and random and limited COVID days if needed.

• Approval of hotspots annual pricing as recommended, not to exceed $21,000.

The district would invest in 25 T-Mobile and 25 AT&T hotspots to enhance distance learning capacity.

• Approval of five full-time-equivalent positions for online teachers to be filled through reassignment of staff.

• Approval of a recommendation for HVAC filter improvements, not to exceed a cost of $40,000.

Discussion items include: 

• Partnership programming to support the school opening plan.

• Block schedule explanation

• Financial planning document review.

The meeting is accessible to the public via Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/83596316042?pwd=UmZqWGhYSVlEVm9OTmFJc056MHdwQT09

Meeting ID: 835 9631 6042

Passcode: Vpeqs9

To listen in by phone dial 346-248-7799 or find your local numberat us02web.zoom.us/u/k6DJrqXXR

Meeting ID: 835 9631 6042

Passcode: 206439

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