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File #: 20-0994    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 7/21/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/28/2020 Final action: 7/28/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board: 1) Receive a presentation from Dr. Ed Manansala, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Nancy Williams on the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education system, the guidelines for reopening schools from Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health, and current planning being done relative to how El Dorado County schools will resume operations in Fall 2020; and 2) Receive an update from Dr. Williams and other County Department Heads on the impact of COVID-19 on other county operations and community impacts, and provide additional direction if needed. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - BOS School Update for Supervisors BOS Rcvd 7-28-2020, 2. B - COVID-19 BOS 7-28-2020, 3. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 7-28-20, 4. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 7-27-20, 5. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 7-24-20, 6. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 7-23-20
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Chief Administrative Office recommending the Board:
1) Receive a presentation from Dr. Ed Manansala, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Nancy Williams on the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education system, the guidelines for reopening schools from Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health, and current planning being done relative to how El Dorado County schools will resume operations in Fall 2020; and
2) Receive an update from Dr. Williams and other County Department Heads on the impact of COVID-19 on other county operations and community impacts, and provide additional direction if needed.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On July 17, 2020, Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health issued guidelines relative to the operation of public and private schools for the Fall 2020 school semester. Since that time the Chief Administrative Office and Public Health have been working closely with the Office of Education and the local school districts to identify how those guidelines will impact school operations in El Dorado County.

While the Board of Supervisors does not have any decision making authority regarding school operations in El Dorado County, the re-opening of schools is of community wide interest impacting constituents of the members of the Board of Supervisors. In addition, the County's Public Health Officer plays a role in the decision that will ultimately be made by each of the local school districts. Therefore, it is beneficial for the Board of Supervisors to have an understanding of how the guidelines from the Governor and the California Department of Public Health will impact school operations in El Dorado County and the current status of reopening plans.

ALTERNATIVES
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PRIOR BOARD ACTION
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OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
Health & Human Services, Public Health, El Dorado County Office of Education, Local School Districts

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
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