The Manhattan-Ogden School Board will consider possibly extending the current version of its pandemic response plan through the end of the current school year, when it meets tonight at the Robinson Education Center.
Agenda documents state the district would continue to utilize its “Test to Know” program for students and staff through the remainder of the school year. The method replaces the previously used “Test to Stay” practices, which focused on those exposed to COVID-19 and the use of testing to continue in-person learning, rather than having them quarantine out of school until they are healthier.
Currently, when a student or staff member tests positive, they are to remain out of school in isolation for five days, returning to school if symptoms improve after that. The district no longer requires a negative COVID test to return to school, but requires that person to wear a mask for six to 10 days after they come back. A person exposed to a COVID positive person must wear a mask for 10 days but can stay in school, but are required to test and can remain in school as long as they test negative.
Additionally at tonight’s meeting, board members will discuss their interests in serving in board officer positions and consider a request from an interior design firm to do interior work on the two preschools.
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.