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On the record: Hubbard

WHAT: Board of Education meeting Monday

PRESENT: Amanda O’Neill, Rocky Adams, William Cumming, and Don Newell

ABSENT: Tony Pantone

The board:

• Gave first reading to place a renewal emergency operating levy on the May 3 primary ballot to generate $1.218 million for day-to-day operations in the district. The county auditor will determine the millage needed to generate that amount. The second needed reading for placement on the ballot is 6 p.m. Dec. 20;

• Approved removing a 2005 school bus from inventory;

• Approved Isabella Summers, swim instructor at $10 per hour and Lily Boylen, lifeguard at $9.55 per hour;

• Accepted retirement resignation of Kathy Montgomery, executive assistant to the superintendent effective Jan. 1; and resignation of Allison Jordan, elementary office secretary, effective Jan. 1;

• Approved Allison Jordan as executive assistant to the superintendent, effective Jan. 1;

• Approved Kathy Montgomery, data secretary “as needed” at $15.75 per hour;

• Approved a resolution for the students to participate in activities and stay safe in school to follow “mask to stay / test to play” quarantine guidelines as recommended by the Ohio Department of Health. The guidelines are direct contacts, regardless of vaccination or masking status, may remain in the classroom environment if they do the following: wear a mask for 14 days after their last date of exposure; self-monitor, or parent-monitor, for symptoms of COVID-19; and isolate and get tested if they start to experience symptoms associated with COVID-19 (regardless of level of severity). Consistent with guidance for others quarantining in lower-risk environments, students and staff may discontinue these quarantine procedures after seven days — if they don’t develop symptoms and test negative between days five to seven.

Asymptomatic contacts in a school environment may continue to participate in extracurricular activities if they: wear a mask when able including during transportation, such as traveling on a team bus to and from games; while in locker rooms; while sitting or standing on the sidelines; and any time the mask will not interfere with breathing, the activity in which they are participating, or create a safety hazard; test on initial notification of exposure to COVID-19 and test again between days five and seven, following exposure to COVID-19. If they are negative at this time, they will test out of quarantine after day seven and can resume normal activities.

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