Posted on 12/09/2021
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*Updated 8-15-2022
The Mid-Buchanan R-V School District is dedicated to ensuring quality instructional opportunities for all students. Throughout the 2021-22 school year, the district was able to keep the doors open the entire school year. We are confident we can do the same for the 2022-23 school year. Below is the district’s plan to continue allowing for in-person instruction and the continuation of quality services for all students.


Since early 2022, the impact of Covid-19 has been minimal within the district. As we begin the new 2022-23 school year, our key mitigation strategies will include consistent reminders of good hygiene, specifically handwashing, reminding students and parents to STAY HOME if you are sick, continued availability of hand sanitizers, sanitizing cleaning practices by custodial staff, and a continued commitment to ensuring good air quality. At this time, the district does not intend to institute any masking protocols or social distancing protocols. If a staff member or student is suspecting they have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, he/she is still allowed to be at school but should be closely monitoring for symptoms. If symptoms arise, the staff member or student is expected to report to the nurse’s office for evaluation. If a staff member or student is a positive case, it is to be reported to their building level administrator immediately. Each situation will be handled individually based upon details provided by the staff member or student. If the staff member or student is exhibiting symptoms, he/she will be asked to stay home until symptoms have subsided and he/she is fever free for at least 24 hours. 


The district’s technology infrastructure allows for the student to remain engaged in learning in the event of a long absence due to illness. Each situation will be handled on a case by case basis to ensure the student is being provided the supports he/she needs to be successful.


As stated earlier, the district will continue to provide tutoring supports for any student in need of academic help. Knowing that the past several years have impacted the emotional well-being of students and staff, the district has hired a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to be on-site which will allow for more in depth strategies to be utilized for social, emotional, and mental help. A portion of the district’s allocation will be budgeted to help offset the cost of this position. However, once ESSER III funding is no longer available, it is the intent of the district to still employ this position but payable with all local funds.


On June, 9th 2021, the district engaged a planning group consisting of administrators, teachers, community members, Board member, technology director, maintenance director, student council president, and PTO president to help provide guidance for the district on how to best utilize the district’s ESSER III allocation. Multiple ideas were discussed and several are being researched further to see if they clearly fall within the allowable activities that the funds can be used for. 


The district is committed to continuing to utilize the ESSER III funding opportunity to fund the LCSW position, the installation of new HVAC systems to improve air quality, and to support staff salaries. For any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out Jay Albright, superintendent, by calling 816-238- 1646 or email [email protected]