Oct 11, 2021 4:09 PM

USD 308 board to go over test-to-stay grant

Posted Oct 11, 2021 4:09 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson USD 308 School Board will go over a grant application that would provide funds for the district to implement a test-to-stay program in the district when they meet this evening. 

Several smaller districts in the area already have such a program in place, but it has proven to be costly and difficult to do in larger schools.

The program allows students who have been exposed to COVID-19 to stay in school if they get tested each day. Such a program can help students stay in school even if they may have come in contact with someone who is COVID-positive.

Also this evening, the board will go into executive session to discuss the latest negotiations with the district's teachers and approve a memorandum of understanding with both Salthawk Community Services and Rise Up Reno.

This evening's meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the HMS-8 library. 

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