Rutherford County School Board enacting precautions for upcoming special-called meeting

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The Rutherford County Board of Education will enact precautions to ensure social distancing during its special-called meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2.

The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and the agenda includes items related to the COVID-19 shutdown.

As part of the precautions, Board members will be seated apart from each other. Staff members will follow the same precautions.

Some of the items to be discussed will include the authorization of employee pay, the policy dealing with the ability to close schools during emergencies and granting paid leave for staff, teachers and other employees during emergency situations. The board will also talk about the ability to work from home during situations like the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The board will recommend approval with a solid motion to approve and adopt policies as emergency policies, waiving the requirement of a second reading pursuant to Board Policy 1.600. The policies shall be effective immediately.

NOTE: While the meeting is open to the public, those who want to observe the meeting are encouraged to do so remotely by watching the meeting on YouTube, on the RCTV website or via Comcast Channel 19. A link to the YouTube live video will be posted on the district's Twitter and Facebook pages when the meeting begins.

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