TJUSD Board Meeting - November 12, 2020

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TJUSD Board Meeting - November 12, 2020

Postby blackturtle.us » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:37 pm

Very few people were watching this meeting at any given time. Four out of the five board members were present.
1) Board Member Comments - Good turn out for COVID testing at Senior Center.
2) Superintendent's Report - Thanked staff for working hard to prepare for in person learning.
3) Maintenance Report - Update on ongoing projects. Concrete shortage has slowed progress. New phone system being installed. Bringing in two modular restrooms.
4) Principal's Report - Thanked staff for work this week with return of elementary students to in person learning.
5) Personnel - Substitute teacher approved.
6) History curriculum approved.
7) Cohorts MOU - Agreement with certificated union to allow limited number of 7-12 students to work with teachers in small groups in person.
8) Waiver MOU - Agreement with certificated to allow limited reopening of grades K-6.
9) TCEA MOU - Agreement with classified union to allow limited reopening.
LIVE FEED SUDDENLY STOPPED -- POSTED VIDEO CONTINUED
10) Two additional items discussed. Not terribly interesting.
NEXT MEETING: December 10, 2020
ENROLLMENT: HS = 125, ELEM = 133
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - November 12, 2020

Postby wildrose » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:16 am

November 12th Board Meeting
Not too much covered in this meeting.
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Re: Concrete Shortage

Postby dzrtdwg » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:17 am

Concrete shortage? That seems a little odd. It sounds more like an excuse than a reason. That's a real stretch!
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - November 12, 2020

Postby twister » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:44 pm

Trona Students Return To In Person Learning
Everything I've heard is that it was a disaster, but the writer of this article glosses over the problems and issues and pretends that it was all good.
The Trona Joint Unified School District was able to obtain a waiver for its elementary students to return to campus on Nov. 9. Students returned in groups. Group one physically attends school on Monday and Tuesday, and group two physically attends school on Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday, as well as off-campus days, students learn remotely. Class sizes range from eight to 12 students, with desks being spaced six feet apart in accordance with the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines.

https://www.ridgecrestca.com/news/20201118/trona-unified-welcomes-back-elementary-students
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - November 12, 2020

Postby cactuspete » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:09 am

What I've heard is that Sierra Sands is remaining closed at least until the end of 2020, but that it is not likely that they will open before March at the very earliest. For Trona to start back at exactly the time that COVID cases were expected to rise shows a profound lack of leadership. Trona has always suffered from bad leadership, but this was probably the stupidest decision made in the history of the district.
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Re: TJUSD Board Meeting - November 12, 2020

Postby panamint_patty » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:11 am

cactuspete: Sounds about right. I've heard from a couple friends and they said their kids and kids of friends were excited to be back to in person school at first, but by the end of the second day the novelty had worn off and all the restrictions made the whole experience unpleasant and that they wish they could just stay home. My guess is that most parents are so happy to have some kid-free time that they'll just force their kids to go even if they don't like it!
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