Copy and paste the following into a word processing program to insert your district name where noted:

RESOLUTION TO PERMIT
SCHOOL BOARDS TO MEET IN PERSON

WHEREAS, school districts have been strongly encouraged to begin offering in-person instruction by March 1, 2021 and each local school board has the responsibility to make that ultimate decision for their school district, and

WHEREAS, //SCHOOL DISTRICT NAME// has worked diligently to prepare for and implement the return to in-person learning for all students in grades PreK, K-12 and post-secondary; and

WHEREAS, all students and staff are permitted by the state of Michigan, including the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, to attend school in person; and

WHEREAS, members of school boards are the only individuals within their school districts who are not permitted to meet in person; and

WHEREAS requiring school boards to meet virtually while encouraging students to attend school in person and for staff to work in person sends a mixed message to our community and staff, and

WHEREAS, //SCHOOL DISTRICT NAME// would like the ability to meet in person with strong health and safety mitigation measures in place that are consistent with measures taken for all other school classes and activities;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, //SCHOOL DISTRICT NAME// requests that MDHHS and the Governor allow school boards to have the option to meet either virtually, in-person or a combination of the two beginning immediately.