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October 21, 2020 Chamber Lunch Forum - Shared screen with speaker view
Britney Olsen - Host
34:21
Good afternoon everyone - Thank you Angela Laflamme for being our Emcee today
Britney Olsen - Host
34:29
www.cer.org
Britney Olsen - Host
43:02
Presentation by ASD: Tom Roth, Lisa Miller, Mark Stock, Deenae Mitchell
JimCanitzCandidate D13
50:00
MatSu and Kenai are shutting down right now
Britney Olsen - Host
51:47
If you have any questions that you would like to ask anonymously please private email me and I can ask them for
JimCanitzCandidate D13
52:02
Where are the teachers in their support of this plan?
JimCanitzCandidate D13
52:38
What type of PPE is going to be provided for our educators and nurses?
Lynne
54:45
For students with autoimmune diseases, will on-line still remain an option?
stock_mark
56:04
Teachers vary in their comfort along the same lines as our entire community in my view. Many email their support quietly but not publicly. I do believe that teachers miss their students wand want to be back - but vary on when
JimCanitzCandidate D13
58:17
I am aware of a school nurse at a grade school that received a thousand sanitary napkins and ten N95 masks for their PPE supplies. This is a common situation.
stock_mark
58:25
There are online options but they may vary from the current remote model where every teacher is remote. It also depends on whether its short or long term
Lynne
01:00:14
thank you, Mark :)
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:00:22
Are you personally receiving those emails that they are sending quietly?
stock_mark
01:02:37
Some are personal some are to the school board some are to other administrators. Some teachers are already voluntarily tutoring on some school sites after the normal working day. 6 school sites have been tutoring since September 28
Jackie Kenshalo - MTA
01:05:57
Have you been talking with the MSBSD about their processes and have there been any lessons learned from them?
Michelle Banfield
01:07:12
Will a student be allowed to attend school without wearing a mask? If not, will the traditional/online still be available for them to stay online with the same teachers they already have, so they won't have to switch to the virtual program.
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:08:40
It my daughter
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:09:52
Its not a one off
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:10:14
I need to update but that was current as of two weeks ago
Michelle Banfield
01:11:28
if these are recorded wouldn't students staying at home be able to rewatch the zoom sessions
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:13:04
I fully support ASD trying to get things going again. I know it is not an easy task.
Lynne
01:13:30
I understand the complexity of the system - its so difficult to navigate it. I know that every situation is different.
dpoage
01:15:43
with less students enrolled, means less state money - do you expect that to have a negative effect on the district function this year
Lynne
01:15:49
I am assuming that specific school questions should be directed to the schools (my daughter is in Steller so my situation is quite different from other high schoolers)
Britney Olsen - Host
01:15:56
Two more questions from others: Are children going to be allowed to be in school without wearing masks?
Britney Olsen - Host
01:16:16
Secondly: Have you been talking with the MSBSD about their processes and have there been any lessons learned from them?
stock_mark
01:17:03
Yes we have talked to MSBSD
Jefts_Bobby
01:17:11
Brittney, Gruening has been in contact with schools in Mat-Su.
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:17:37
If I get to go to Juneau, I can try to assist with the state funding issue. I don't think funding this year should be based on physical presence in a school building.
dpoage
01:17:42
King Tech is of particular concern as it is hands on learning for Jrs and Seniors - they won't have another chance. Is there any discussion of allowing some of those programs to allowed to opoen even without busing or full enrollment?
stock_mark
01:18:44
Yes we are talking about KTHS the hope is that we can get MS and HS back second semester - planning is underway - we will see how it goes
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:19:50
Pre-Covid rules that need to be addressed
Michelle Banfield
01:20:08
How many covid cases would be considered an outbreak having to shut down the schools
stock_mark
01:20:25
yes Jim pre COVID
Michelle Banfield
01:21:51
during that period of downtime would they go back to doing online classes
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:21:53
Everything is different now. Needs some outside the box thinking and accomodations
Lynne
01:22:08
Sorry, did I miss this answer - if we have specific questions about a specific school should we contact the school?
stock_mark
01:22:43
Yes the principal could guide you to someone if they do not have an immediate answer
Lynne
01:22:50
thanks :)
Lynne
01:23:09
Oh High school, I meant
Lynne
01:23:19
thx
dpoage
01:23:56
are the sped pre K classes going to be the same hours as K-2? Usually preK had shorter hours.
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:24:38
Has any consideration being given to allowing repeats? I know young men and women want to get on with their lives as soon as possible. But sometimes it might be best to step back and make a realistic choice.
stock_mark
01:24:53
stock_mark@asdk12.org
JimCanitzCandidate D13
01:25:06
Thank you very much!!!
thomas roth
01:25:18
Thank you. roth_thomas@asdk12.org
stock_mark
01:26:22
Thank you everyone.
thomas roth
01:26:39
The State has been very involved and helpful throughout the pandemic
stock_mark
01:26:44
I need to drop for another meeting now. Thanks for the opportunity.
Miller_Lisa
01:27:07
Miller_Lisa@asdk12.org