Below are the highlights from the Emergency School Board Meeting that was held last Friday. It should be noted that the decison to close our school district was made by our school board members, with recommendations from district administration.
Many surrounding school districts have closed their schools, yet are requiring teachers and staff to report to school on Monday morning, which is entirely against the public health recommendations.
So if you feel so moved to send an email expressing your gratitude to our school board members and adminstration, please do so at your earliest convenience. Kuddos to San Gabriel Unified for giving the utmost consideriation to the health and well being of all SGUSD staff and students.
Board President, Dr. Gary Scott: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Rochelle Haas: email@example.com
Clerk Andrew Ammon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Cristina Alvarado: email@example.com
Member Cheryl Shellhart: firstname.lastname@example.org
Superintendant, Jym Symonds: email@example.com
Asst. Superintedant of Human Resources: Ross Perry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. Superintedant of Business, Will Wong: email@example.com
SGTA Emergency Board Meeting Bullets
Special Board Meeting Highlights:
- LA County as recommended the closure of all schools for two weeks.
- The Board has called closure of our schools as of close of business today for two weeks and spring break remains as is. We are closed for three weeks. ADA continues. Staff will continue to be compensated during this period of time.
Click here for Link to Full Agenda and Attachments
1. OPENING PROCEDURE
ESTABLISHMENT OF QUORUM
Quorum established. Four members present with Ms. Alvarado by teleconference- all members present.
B. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Samantha Theisen
2. DETERMINATION OF EMERGENCY
A. Motion that an Emergency Situation Exists (Government Code §54956.5)
Dr. Scott: The Board will be asked to take an action. The Brown Act is temporarily suspended in order to establish communication needed to meet in Closed Session. We have been advised by counsel that all actions are taken by roll call.
B. Motion Finding the Governing Board Can Meet in Closed Session (Pursuant to Government Code § 54956.5(c).)
Move approval of Motion 2A, Mr. Ammon.
Unanimously approved per roll call vote.
3. REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE GOVERNING BOARD
Dr. Scott requested additional address by Acting Superintendent Jim Symonds.
Will the Board meet in closed session to discuss the options?
Dr. Scott: Yes
We received a call from LA County. The County has recommended closure of all schools for two weeks. The Board will meet in closed session to discuss the procedure and how it will fall with Spring Break. We want to ensure that our students are safe and our staff is safe, and that will guide all our decisions.
Mr. Symonds noted his pride in the proactive position our district is in with the participation of our staff in establishing a plan of action.
4. RECESS TO CLOSED SESSION at 11:13 AM
A. THREAT TO PUBLIC SERVICES OR FACILITIES (Pursuant to Government Code §54957)
B. DISCUSSION OF MATTERS RELATING TO COVID-19 VIRUS AND POSSIBLE ADJUSTMENT TO THE SCHOOL CALENDAR
5. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION at 11:40 AM
A. ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION
We will cease operation as of end of business today.
The schools will be closed for two weeks as well as Spring Break for a total of three weeks.
Staff will be compensated during this period of time.
Thank you to our cabinet and Acting Superintendent.
We are adjourned at 11:42 AM
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