By Diane Payne and Lisa Haver
Student Achievement Committee
Present via video: All members of the Student Achievement Committee were present for this remote meeting: Co-Chair Angela McIver; members Julia Danzy, Mallory Fix Lopez, and Maria McColgan. District Chief of Staff Naomi Wyatt gave a presentation. District Counsel Lynn Rauch attended via phone. McIver read an objection to the proceeding under the PA Sunshine Act raised by community member Michael Burke. McIver did not specify which part of the Act Burke was citing, but she stated that the written objection would be part of the official record and further noted that the Board’s position is that following the State health guidelines does not constitute a violation. The Committee approved the Minutes from the April 23 joint Student Achievement and Finance and Facilities April committee meeting. Four Members of APPS testified in defense of public education. All Board Committee Meetings can be viewed on the Board website and meeting materials and agendas can be viewed on the Board Meeting Material page.
Staff Reports on Online Learning, Enforcement of Policy 252
Wyatt narrated a presentation on the Continuity of Education plan. This Power-Point included information on distributed chromebooks, internet access, student participation in online learning, and efforts to locate and engage students not yet participating. Wyatt stated that the District is working with City officials, including the Department of Human Services, to locate students who have had no school contact throughout the school closure in order to assure their well-being and attempt to re-engage them.