Community Dialogue Responses

(Last Updated On: October 6, 2021)

September 20, 2021 Board Meeting

Concern regarding Berrien County Health Mask Mandate
Response: Since the implementation of the mandate which we are required to follow as a public school, we have not had any cases where any students in our district have been removed. Parents have a choice to follow the mandate or for their student to stay home and join our virtual academy or homeschool.

August 16, 2021 Board Meeting

Concern regarding public health measures regarding Covid-19.
Response: BCS will be looking at local data within our schools prior to issuing a mask mandate. Any students and staff may wear a mask to school if they choose.

July 18, 2021 Board Meeting

Question regarding COVID testing for athletes.
Response: BCS will only be COVID testing for athletes if mandated.

June 28, 2021 Board Meeting

Concern regarding graduation and the heat.
Response: The district will add to the checklist; the provision of water for spectators and having medic services on standby.

Concern about the early release days on Wednesdays.
Response: These days are aligned with early release days across the county. Other days were considered prior to making the final decisions, Wednesdays are more productive for our groups. All students will continue to receive more than the required number of instructional hours and days of school.

Updated: October 6, 2021 — 2:36 PM