Close contact policy clarified for during special meeting

November 11, 2020

The Gettysburg Board of Education held a special meeting on the above date in the conference room and also via Zoom and telephone.  Present were the following: Brian Robbennolt and Mark Schatz via Zoom, Andy Mikkelsen, Kyle Kusser and Daryn Zeigler in the conference room and Chad Rausch and Paul Kellogg via telephone.  Also present were Chip Sundberg, Wendy Smith, Barb Everson, Molly McRoberts, Kelli Nagel, Jenn Jager and Heidi Seuer.

Board President Robbennolt called the meeting to order at 6:30  p.m.

Open Forum: None

Motion by Schatz, second by Kusser to approve the agenda.  Roll call vote: Robbennolt aye, Schatz aye, Kellogg aye,  Kusser aye, Mikkelsen aye,  Rausch aye, and Zeigler aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Schatz, second by Mikkelsen to clarify the household close contact verbiage in the Back to School plan with the following: Any student who permanently lives or resides with a parent/guardian in a household that is the student’s primary caregiver is expected to follow all isolation or quarantine guidance from the CDC and SDDOH.  If during a close contact investigation, the SDDOH determines that a student is not considered a close contact, that student may return to school. If a student is considered a family close contact, the student must complete the 14-day quarantine period before returning to school.  Roll call vote: Robbennolt aye, Schatz aye, Kellogg aye,  Kusser aye, Mikkelsen aye,  Rausch aye, and Zeigler aye.  Motion carried.

Motion by Schatz, second by Zeigler to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 PM.  Roll call vote: Robbennolt aye, Schatz aye, Kellogg aye,  Kusser aye, Mikkelsen aye,  Rausch aye, and Zeigler aye.  Motion carried .

Barbara Everson, Business Manager                            

Brian Robbennolt, Board President

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