JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Washington County Board of Schooling spent a number of hours Tuesday night in a workshop discussing future enterprise and confronting rising COVID-19 instances numbers inside the college system.
After extra routine subjects like potential purchases of much-needed cafeteria tools throughout the county and the usage of reduction funds for stadium renovations, the board turned to the difficulty of the night: the unfold of COVID-19 inside the Washington County College system.
Superintendent Jerry Boyd shared new figures for the board to think about, together with a brand new 23.6% opt-out price throughout the system for college students whose mother and father selected to not adjust to masks mandates beneath Gov. Invoice Lee’s current govt order.
The best opt-out price was present in David Crockett Excessive College with 32.7% in accordance with Boyd, and the bottom at West View Elementary with 16.9% of scholars opted out.
In response to the county’s dashboard, present scholar COVID-19 instances quantity at 201. Some 1,180 college students are quarantined.
A big a part of the dialogue revolved round growing vaccination inside the system after full FDA approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Potential options included a vaccine mandate for workers, time-off incentives and public data campaigns to be created by media and theatre college students.
Board workshops serve to permit a extra versatile atmosphere of debate earlier than formal conferences and assist board members analysis potential options.
No everlasting selections relating to the way forward for the system have been put in place Tuesday evening, although the identical points might come again up within the bigger assembly Sept. 2.