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Date: 07/28/2020
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Dreamcatcher Library

Meeting Agenda

Notice of Public Meeting

Presidio School Inc. Board of Directors

Emergency Board Meeting

Pursuant to A.R.S. 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the Presidio School Board of Directors and to the general public that a meeting, open to the public, will be held as specified below.

DATED AND POSTED 27TH DAY OF JULY, 2020

Board of Presidio School, Inc. 

By Terry S. Garza, Terry S. Garza

Secretary, Board of Directors of Presidio School

AGENDA

Presidio School Board of Directors Meeting

1695 East Ft. Lowell 

Tucson, Arizona 85719

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

5:00 PM

  • Call to order Mr. Carrillo
  • Public Comment Mr. Carrillo
  • Consideration to approve that Presidio School reopening on August 5, 2020

utilizing distance learning as specified in the following statement: Ms. Garza

The Governor and State Superintendent of Public Instruction issued a proclamation stating that the decision to open schools would be left in the hands of the individual school districts/schools based upon examination of local data related to infection, hospitalization, and death rates.  There is another clause in this proclamation that states if a school decides that it is in the best interests of students, their families, teachers and school faculty and staff to not open for in place learning and move to distance learning, the school is still required to provide a place for any student whose parents/guardians need them to go to the school site during normal school hours.  

Given the CDC’s recommendation that schools not open for in person learning in states/areas with infection rates in excess of 5%; a current 9.8% infection rate in Pima County; Pima County has not met any of the criteria the Pima County Health Department established to determine the COVID-19 spread is slowing; your need to have concrete answers now; our sincere belief that the health and safety of the Presidio School Family must be safeguarded to the best of our ability; and our desire to protect the quality of life and actual life and death choices each of you must make — Presidio School will temporarily move to high quality and flexible distance learning for all students.  For those families whose students must be on campus one or more days each week, rest assured we will meet your needs!  

Presidio will continue to follow CDC guidelines for mitigation strategies, personal hygiene, frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and the use of cohorting of students and staff.  Cohorting is using imposed groupings of approximately 10 to 12 students, requiring anyone who enters the Presidio campus wear  a mask, and practice social distancing of students by 6’ and/or separating them with Plexiglas dividers as recommended by the CDC to reduce infection potential and to aid in infection tracking should a member of the Presidio Family become infected.

Distance learning will continue until such time as the Pima County infection rate is reduced to 5% and the Pima County COVID-19 Progress Report reaches MET for all three recommendations, or the Governor and/or State Superintendent of Public Education issue a revised proclamation issuing differing requirements.

Meeting Minutes

Presidio School Board of Directors
Emergency Board Meeting
Meeting Minutes
1695 E. Ft. Lowell
Tucson, Arizona
Date: July 28, 2020

Called To Order: 5:06 PM Adjourned: 5:43 PM

Members of the Board:

 Peggy Barnett, Treasurer
 Martin Carrillo, President
 Thomas Drexel, Vice President
 Terry Garza, Secretary
 Pat Johnston, Member
 Jessica Montierth Puls, Member

Public Comment: A number of parents/guardians logged in to the Board Meeting and made comments both
before and after the motion was passed to have Presidio School reopen using only distance learning. All comments
indicated support of Presidio School’s plan to only use distance learning. There were no dissenting comments.
Motions:
 Consideration to approve that Presidio School reopening on August 5, 2020 utilizing distance learning as
specified in the following statement:
The Governor and State Superintendent of Public Instruction issued a proclamation stating that the decision to open schools
would be left in the hands of the individual school districts/schools based upon examination of local data related to infection,
hospitalization, and death rates.  There is another clause in this proclamation that states if a school decides that it is in the best
interests of students, their families, teachers and school faculty and staff to not open for in place learning and move to
distance learning, the school is still required to provide a place for any student whose parents/guardians need them to go to
the school site during normal school hours.
Given the CDC’s recommendation that schools not open for in person learning in states/areas with infection rates in excess of
5%; a current 9.8% infection rate in Pima County; Pima County has not met any of the criteria the Pima County Health
Department established to determine the COVID-19 spread is slowing; your need to have concrete answers now; our sincere
belief that the health and safety of the Presidio School Family must be safeguarded to the best of our ability; and our desire to
protect the quality of life and actual life and death choices each of you must make — Presidio School will temporarily move
to high quality and flexible distance learning for all students.  For those families whose children must be on campus one or
more days each week, rest assured we will continue to meet the educational needs of your students.
Presidio will continue to follow CDC guidelines for mitigation strategies, personal hygiene, frequent cleaning and
disinfecting of all areas, and the use of cohorting of students and staff.  Cohorting is using imposed groupings of
approximately 10 to 12 students, requiring anyone who enters the Presidio campus wear a mask, and practice social
distancing of students by 6’ and/or separating them with Plexiglas dividers as recommended by the CDC to reduce infection
potential and to aid in infection tracking should a member of the Presidio Family become infected.
Distance learning will continue until such time as the Pima County infection rate is reduced to 5% and the Pima County
COVID-19 Progress Report reaches MET for all three recommendations, or the Governor and/or State Superintendent of
Public Education issue a revised proclamation issuing differing requirements.
Moved by: Terry Garza Seconded by: Tom Drexel Outcome: Passed Unanimously
Prepared by: Terry S. Garza
Terry S. Garza

Next Meeting

November 3, 2020

5:00pm Presidio School Dreamcatcher Library