Reopening task force to convene this week

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As the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close in Hockinson, many students, families, teachers and staff share the same question: “What will next school year look like?” The answer to that question will be coming into sharper focus over the next few weeks.

On Thursday, June 10, the district will convene its first meeting of the HSD Reopening Schools Task Force. The goal of the task force is to review forthcoming guidance from the state (OSPI) and provide direction and clarity regarding the resumption of education and school services in our district for the 2020-21 school year. The task force will generate recommendations for the HSD Superintendent and Board of Directors, who will approve a final plan for district reopening.

The task force is made up of:

  • District Administrators
  • Building Administrators
  • Certificated Representatives
  • Classified Representatives
  • Members of the HSD Citizens Advisory Committee

Additionally, it will seek input from adjunct members representing:

  • Students
  • Counselors
  • HEA/HESP Unions
  • School Security 
  • School Nurses
  • Transportation (busing)
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Technology and At-Home Learning Team
  • Special Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Child Care

"This is a large group, but we believe that involving an array of perspectives in the planning process will help us develop a stronger reopening plan," said HSD Superintendent Steve Marshall. "We will be sharing out updates following each meeting and will also look for opportunities to solicit community input."

Meeting agendas and materials related to the HSD Reopening Schools Task Force will be made available here.

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