Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 4/24/2020 - 12:00 PM
Category: Old Business & Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: Draft Resolution Regarding Suspension of School Board Policies
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 6: Effective and Efficient Operations
Policy: BF - Board Policy Manual
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
Agenda Item Summary: Many School Board policies reflect state and federal laws and regulations, some of which have been waived by the relevant government authority during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting school closure. Such waivers of existing laws and regulations are designed to be limited in duration. Thus, it would be impracticable for the Board to change its current policies quickly enough through regular order to implement the legal and regulatory changes being made to address the novel coronavirus.
In consideration of those factors, the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has drafted a model resolution for consideration by all Virginia school divisions. If the Board adopts the attached resolution, relevant School Board policies and/or regulations would be waived only during the period of time that the laws or regulations on which they are based have been waived or amended.
Background: The Code of Virginia ยง 22.1-253.13:7 and Policy BF require the School Board to maintain and follow up-to-date policies, and that all policies shall be reviewed at least every five years and revised as needed.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the draft Resolution Regarding Suspension of School Board Policies.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer Abbruzzese - Director of Policy & Board Initiatives
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Ramee A. Gentry Moved, Member Jacinta Greene seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the draft Resolution Regarding Suspension of School Board Policies.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 9 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 9 - 0
Ramee A. Gentry     Yes
Margaret Lorber     Yes
Cindy Anderson     Yes
Veronica R. Nolan     Yes
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Christopher A. Suarez     Yes
Jacinta Greene     Yes
Dr. Michelle Rief     Yes
Heather Thornton     Yes