In tonight's school board meeting the board voted to make masks optional for students in the district starting on June 4, so masks will be required through the end of the school year. The board also voted to make masks optional at the school graduation ceremony this weekend. Both of these changes passed on a 5-4 vote after some debate and testimony from local health officials who recommended the board continue to follow CDC guidelines, which require masking for students and faculty in schools.

The board meeting will be live-streamed on this page. The full agenda for the meeting follows:

In order to provide sufficient physical distancing, in-person attendance for the public Board meeting will be limited to 25 people. It is anticipated that there will be 14 spaces available for members of the public.

The meeting will also be live-streamed at: Members of the public are welcome to provide comments to the Board during the Community Communications item listed on the agenda. In-person community communications will be allowed at Monday’s meeting, but comments may also be provided in writing. Please submit your written comments to [email protected] by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021.



A. Call to Order

B. Roll Call and Quorum

C. Agenda Order and Approval/Revision

D. Recommendations and Commendations

E. Community Communications


A. Personnel Consent Agenda

1. Resignations/Retirements

2. Request to Hire


A. Approve Policy 171.2, Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

B. Approve the Optional Use of Face Masks in the SDMA- Effective June 4, 2021

C. Approve the Optional Use of Face Masks for MHS Graduation Ceremony- May 30, 2021

D. Approve Additions to the 2021-2022 Staffing Plan


A. COVID-19 Report

B. Review Preliminary Budget for 2021-2022

C. Discuss Desired Changes to Key Pillar Strategies, Strategic Actions/Deliverables, and Measurable Goals

D. Review Student/Parent Handbooks for 2021-2022

E. Board Meeting Protocols

F. Review Extracurricular Staff Contract Requests

G. Items Related to Next Meeting Dates, Board Committees, and Reports


A. Discuss a Proposed Addition of a Teacher Bill of Rights to the Employee Handbook

B. Discuss Proposed Directives Related to Dyslexia

C. Discuss the Potential Creation of a Staff Survey


A. Action to Adjourn

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