School board to hear COVID update

High school hybrid learning to be reviewed

The Webster City School Board will hear an update from Dr. Mandy Ross, superintendent, on COVID-19 Monday night as the board meets in regular session. The meeting will be offered on the Zoom conferencing platform and the public can join by entering the meeting ID 84266165386 and the password WCSB111. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Currently, the county has a positivity rate of 18.6 percent. According to data on the school district website that was updated Thursday, there are two students who have tested positive and four staff members who have tested positive. There were 24 students and five staff members in quarantine Thursday.

The board will also discuss the high school hybrid learning model and are expected to vote on an extension of the model. The district has used the model since the beginning of the school year in August 2020.

Also Monday night, the board will name the teams for the Webster City Education Association and the Webster City Educational Services Association contract negotiations.

The board will also consider approving the Daycare Retention Incentives from Building Families. Building Families and a county committee focused on increasing the number of daycare spots available have been working for several months to develop a bonus program for daycare workers.

In other business, the board will consider approval of the FEH High School Proposal to study the renovation or new construction at Webster City High School. The board will also review a request to include Sunset Heights to the current Pleasant View HVAC Proposal.

Contracts with Verizon Wireless for a distance learning data plan and with Johnson Controls for middle school systems upgrade are also on the board.


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