Board Meeting Information

Regular meetings of the Board of Education will be held as posted each month at 6:30 pm at the Junior/Senior High School Media Center, 416 N. Clinton, Stockbridge, MI 49285. All regular meetings are open to the public.

PDF Document2021-22 Board Meeting Schedule

  • August 9, 2021
  • September 13, 2021
  • October 11, 2021
  • November 8, 2021
  • December 13, 2021
  • January 10, 2022 (Organizational Meeting)
  • February, 14, 2022
  • March 14, 2022
  • April 11, 2022
  • May 9, 2022
  • June 6, 2022
  • June 20, 2022 (Budget Adoption Meeting)
  • July 11, 2022
     

Frequently Asked Questions About the Mask Requirement

Last updated: 10/18/2021

 

What are the consequences for students if they don’t comply with the mandate?
All staff and students are required to wear a mask in the school buildings. 
1)  Students will be asked to wear a mask. 
2)  Students will be referred to the office. 
3) Students will be provided a mask and asked to wear the mask in the building.
4) Students will be offered services to discuss masks or any other issue. 
5)  Students will be asked to go home.  Students choosing to stay home should contact the office to discuss the options available for keeping up with the course expectations.

Is the school district receiving extra funding for complying with the mandate?
The school district does not receive any funding for complying with the mask mandate.  We do not receive any funds for contact tracing or for doing antigen testing.  We could use ESSER funds to offset these costs, but we prefer to use these funds for additional student instruction and learning opportunities.  We have received some Personal Protection Equipment from the state via the IISD at no cost to the district.  This equipment helps us with the antigen testing process.  We are pursuing other grants to offset the added cost of our Covid response.  These funds will go towards employees that can provide testing, contact tracing, and communication.

Why are unvaccinated children forced to quarantine when vaccinated children are not?
All students are expected to quarantine.  The week of September 7, a new option became available for testing to stay in class (serial testing).  This has allowed many students to stay in school and continue with face to face instruction instead of quarantining at home.  These students are required to test on day 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7.

What plans does the board have in place to assist students when they test positive or choose to stay at home during quarantine?
Students choosing to stay home should contact the office to discuss the options available for keeping up with course expectations.  Homework will be sent home in multiple formats including the use of Google Classroom, email, and hard copies provided through the office.  Each grade level may be a little different depending on the curriculum at the time of the isolation or quarantine.

What would the consequences be for the board if they refused to comply with the ICHD mask mandate?
Our lawyer from Thrun Law Firm said that we are expected to follow the requirements from the health department.  Failure to do so would be a misdemeanor and would open the district up to litigation for violating a standing health department order.

Has the health department given any indication of how long they will require everyone to wear masks in school?
I have not heard of a specific guideline for when they would rescind the mask requirement.  I did reach out to Linda Vail at the health department and she said they were seeking guidance from the CDC and the AAP. 

PDF DocumentPublic Health Code (EXCERPT) Act 368 of 1978