Health and Safety Plan 2021-2022

current plan Last Updated: 8/27/2021 3:24 PM

 

Health and Safety Plan for 2021-2022:

Lycoming Career and Technology Center

Initial Effective Date: 8/1/2020

Date of Last Review: 7/1/2021

Date of Last Revision:  8/19/2021 (JOC Approved)

This plan may be modified as needed by the Joint Operating Committee as the situation evolves. LycoCTC will follow all state mandates concerning Health and Safety Plan procedures and requirements.

 

  1. How will the LEA, to the greatest extent practicable, support prevention and mitigation policies in line with the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC for the reopening and operation of school facilities in order to continuously and safely open and operate schools for in-person learning?

 

Lycoming Career and Technology Center is committed to providing in-person learning to the maximum extent possible. The school will continue to consider information and guidance received from the Center for Disease Control, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

 

 

  1. How will the LEA ensure continuity of services, including but not limited to services to address the students’ academic needs, and students’ and staff members’ social, emotional, mental health, and other needs, which may include student health and food services?

 

Lycoming Career and Technology Center will continue to work with our sending districts to provide a broad range of services to ensure the continuity of services including technical skills, academic, social, emotional and mental health needs. Technical training and academic needs will continue to be addressed including assessment of student data, learning loss. LycoCTC will provide in-service training to support staff with meeting student needs. We will utilize our sending school resources such as counselors, school outreach worker, trauma counselor, outside mental health and support agencies and mental health programs. The continuity of services will continue regardless of the in-person or remote learning.

 

 

 

 

  1. Use the table below to explain how the LEA will maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff and the extent to which it has adopted policies, and a description of any such policy on each of the following safety recommendations established by the CDC.

Goal

Strategies, Policies, and Procedures

  1. Universal and correct wearing of masks;

 

Students and staff will not be required to wear face coverings except as required for the safe operations of tools and equipment. Students and staff will not be discouraged from choosing to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of disease. The JOC may convene to address new orders or recommendations concerning masks.

  1. Modifying facilities to allow for physical distancing (e.g., use of cohorts/podding);

To the extent possible and practical programs will practice social distancing.

  1. Handwashing and respiratory etiquette;

Students and staff will be educated on safe and healthy hygiene practices. This includes both handwashing and respiratory etiquette.

  1. Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities, including improving ventilation;

We will follow recommended guidelines for cleaning, disinfecting, sanitizing, and ventilation practices already established.

  1. Contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the State and local health departments;

We will work with sending districts and the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding contract tracing of students and staff. In consultation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, individuals will be isolated and quarantined according to the latest guidelines.

  1. Diagnostic and screening testing;

The school will educate and advise our students, staff, and families of the signs and symptoms of illness that may require them to be out of school or work for a period of time and may make them aware of testing facilities as situations warrant.

 

  1. Efforts to provide vaccinations to school communities;

Vaccinations are encouraged but not required for students and staff. LycoCTC  may share information regarding vaccination opportunities with students and staff.

  1. Appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities with respect to health and safety policies; and

 

LycoCTC will offer a free and appropriate public education for all enrolled students. This includes appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities including any necessary modifications with respect to our health and safety policies.

 

  1. Coordination with state and local health officials.

 

We will continue to work with both state and local health officials to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff and community.

 

The Lycoming Career and Technology Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities.  Career and Technical program offerings include:  Automotive Technology, Building Construction, Computer Service Technology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Diversified Occupations, Drafting and Design, Early Childhood Education,  and Health Careers.  Inquiries may be directed to  The Lycoming Career and Technology Center’s Title IX  coordinator or Section 504 coordinator at 293 Cemetery St., Hughesville, PA  17737 or 570-584-2300.