Whereas the health metrics will operate as a gateway to consider bringing students into classrooms; operational capacity is required to provide certain learning models.
Operational capacity is defined as the ability of the division to supply a labor force or service to effectively meet the demand of providing in-person learning either five days a week or a modified in-person schedule while implementing the key mitigation strategies. When the demand can meet the supply, the division can offer the desired learning model. The division must consider both instructional and operational staff in determining staffing capacity.
As of October 6, 2020
As of November 2, 2020
Additional Information Regarding Nov. 2, 2020 Operational Capacity:
The numbers below represent the approved job accommodations that would require another adult to assist in the classroom, specifically to carry out the duties for a return of Phase 2 Stage 1 learning model (a teacher and/or instructional assistant in grades PreK-3 and Grade 6 as well as a teacher and/or instructional assistant in grades 4, 5, 7-12 who serve select students with disabilities in a self-contained classroom as well as our English Language Learners).
As of October 27, 2020 – 49 total positions needed; positions noted above
As of October 28, 2020 – 56 total positions needed; positions noted above (an increase of 7)
As of October 29, 2020 – 68 total positions needed; positions noted above (an increase of 12)
As of October 30, 2020 – 82 total positions needed; positions noted above (an increase of 14)
At the time (late afternoon on Friday, October 30) the decision was made to modify the groups of students returning to in-person learning, the division had 65 classrooms that would not have had coverage.
As of January 15, 2021