The meeting resumed in-person gathering for the Board of Education and District leaders but remained closed to the public in accordance with safe social distancing practices. The public utilized teleconferencing and the meeting was also streamed to Facebook Live. Public comment was available through email and voice recording prior to the meeting.
Students of the District’s high schools and Lynwood Community Adult School provided updates. College and Career counselors are focusing on helping students meet the upcoming FAFSA application deadline while preparing them for higher education success. Firebaugh is set to host a virtual club fair for students and teachers starting next week with instructions on how to start a club and/or join one. In addition, The Movement will host a financial aid workshop for students on March 2. Schools are also excited to announce that high-contact sports have returned and competition is permissible.
All education employees will be eligible to be vaccinated beginning on March 1 as the county has committed to set aside 10 percent of its vaccine supply for educators. The District has an agreement with St. John’s Well Child and Family Center to provide COVID-19 vaccination services at District facilities. The District will prioritize staff with the highest risk of exposure and allow them to sign up to be notified of available appointments. The District is working with St. John’s to provide service for the greater Lynwood community in March.
CARES Act FUNDING UPDATE
Chief Business Officer Gregory Fromm provided an update on how the District has spent Cares Act dollars to support students. The following is a breakdown of COVID-19 tech purchases made. More details will be shared on our website.
13,000 - Chromebooks for Students
500 - iPads and Cases
1800 - Chromebook Tablets & Cases for TK, Pre-K and Kinder
8000 - Chromebook Cases
3,500 - Hotspots for Students
14,000 - Headphones for Students and Staff
1,330 - Laptops for Staff
600 - Desktops for Staff
600 - Monitors
900 - Docking Stations for Staff
900 - Mice and Keyboards
700 - External Monitors for Teachers
700 - Document Cameras for Teachers
325 - Laptops for PLTW Students
Lynwood Unfied continues to improve facilities at school sites through Measure K and N projects. The Board approved a request to enter service agreements on structural improvement projects throughout the District.