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School district declares emergency

By 
Sam Klomhaus — Enterprise Staff Writer
Thursday, March 19, 2020

皇冠体育appThe Livingston School District Board declared an emergency Thursday afternoon at an emergency meeting.

皇冠体育appThe declaration means the board will not be on the hook for extra funds they would normally be penalized for if the school year isn’t completed, hours-wise, superintendent Don Viegut said.

Usually, if a district doesn’t complete the year, it has to pay back double the ANB funding for the time missed, Viegut said. For example, if it missed five days, it would normally be penalized the amount for 10 days.

The board also voted to allow district staff to determine student proficiency without regard to the number of hours spent being instructed.

If a student is declared proficient, the district receives the full ANB funding amount for that student, curriculum director Todd Wester said.

Any student not declared proficient must be served with off-site instruction, Wester said.

How students will be deemed proficient is still up in the air, Wester said.

After that, the board voted to allow off-site learning, which Viegut said authorizes the district’s off-site instruction plan to go forward now that the schools are closed.

There will be mistakes made, Viegut said, but the district is responding well to the coronavirus pandemic.

皇冠体育app“This will be a grand test in monitoring and adjusting,” he said.

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