We are getting close to finalizing the plan. Below are the main topics that we have been discussing. If you have input on the KSD reopening plan, we would love to hear from you.
Entering Your Workplace...
We have heard from many members that they would like to access their classroom and/or offices for resources and materials. Some have expressed an interest in teaching remotely from their classrooms or workspace. KEA has advocated for those members and the district is now working on a protocol for entering KSD buildings. The protocol will ensure that all health guidelines are followed. Priority access will be given to teachers who moved classrooms or are new to the district.
Learning and Communication Platforms
This topic has been difficult�� The District has been told by OSPI that they must choose a single learning management platform for the convenience of students and families. Since KSD already purchased the rights to Canvas, this is the platform that was reported to OSPI.
We have heard loud and clear that Canvas is not the platform of choice by many of our elementary teachers, as well as, some additional KEA staff members. It is possible to have supplemental platforms. Thank you to those who have written KEA with suggestions. The IT Department is currently reviewing additional software resources, and hopefully they will have a decision soon.
Today at 3:00 p.m., the Governor and OSPI held a press conference and some things may have already changed by the time you read this message.
The KEA Bargaining Team will be meeting again tomorrow to submit another salary proposal. For a District with a 60 million dollar ending fund balance, plus another 7 million in CARES money; it shouldn't be this hard to give educators the money that they are still owed by this District!