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CTE Board talks COVID changes


ELIZABETH–The Jo Daviess Carroll Career Technical Education Academy (CTE) board met July 6 to discuss changes to the academy’s crisis plan as a result of COVID-19.

The annual first reading of updates to the crisis plan changed as a result of the past six months.

“There have been significant changes to the plan,” said Dr. Kris Hall, director of the CTE. “COVID-19 has been added.”

Hall explained that a daily sanitation plan was added and is currently being completed by the custodian.

Daily procedures have also changed, but Hall alluded to the fact that the response to the virus is fluid and that CTE has a plan in place for remote learning. The academy will need to check students’ temperatures when they arrive to the academy. Hall also said hand sanitizer pump bottles were initially put in each classroom and around the academy, but now automatic foaming stations will be purchased.

The faculty handbook will also see a change this year as the date for mandated trainings for staff will move from March 1 to two months after the first day of class. The academy’s student handbook saw no significant changes.


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Other business

The board of control also:

•learned the academy will be letting bids for exterior and interior doors which are required to be replaced due to the health life safety study.

•learned the CTE academy budget hearing will be held on Aug. 3 at 8:30 a.m.

•learned about updates on the foundation and explained the foundation to new superintendents James Bunting of Stockton and Tim Vincent of Galena. The academy sent 965 letters to former students about the academy and learned that postage was paid through an anonymous donation.

•learned that a bid was awarded to Fred Jackson Construction for tuckpointing.

•learned the custodian position will be posted.