"Turn the Dial" Process
PLSAS will continue to follow these steps each week to monitor and consider a learning model change and will communicate with families if/when we are getting ready to make a transition.
- The MN Safe Learning Plan provides direction on the data and process to be used for local decision making for the 2020-21 school year.
- The PLSAS Incident Command Response Team works with Scott County Public Health officials to determine if/when we “turn the dial” to a different learning model.
- As we follow the MN Safe Learning Plan, county-level data alone no longer determines the learning model. Districts are to rely on school-level COVID-19 transmission data as well as staff capacities when making the decision to transition learning models.
- If the number of students/staff who are absent with COVID-19-like illness reaches approximately 5% of the total number of students and staff in a school within a single week, schools should discuss whether a transition to a more restrictive learning model is necessary.