Date(s) - August 23, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Riley Upper Elementary
UPCOMING MEETING ⬇️
Board of Education Regular Meeting
Date: Monday, Aug 23, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Location: Riley Upper Elementary
15555 Henry Ruff St
Livonia, MI 48154
Live Video: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCaXySJ98mQtu5-I6_XZzS1w
The Livonia Public Schools Board of Education welcomes members of the public to attend its meetings and offer feedback.
Addressing the Board ⬇️
Individuals who wish to speak to the Board of Education may do so at any Board meeting during the Audience Communication portion of the meeting. Each speaker should complete an Audience Communication Form, which can be found directly outside the Board Room. This form should be given to the recording secretary for the Board.
Each speaker is allotted three minutes. Those addressing the Board are asked to be courteous and respectful.
To speak for 3 minutes there will be an Audience Communication Form to state your full name/email + any questions you will want answered.
The meeting may also be viewed live on the District’s Spectrum (215), WOW (15), Comcast (19) cable channel or https://youtu.be/zLndGWxkdN4
The agenda will be available, prior to the meeting, on the LPS website – https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1615
We still have work to do for the fall⬇️
🚨CALL TO ACTION🚨
Dear Ms. Oquist,
We are contacting you with questions and concerns related to the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. As superintendent of Livonia Public Schools, we are asking you for clear and direct responses to our questions.
Governor Whitmer has proposed a plan for the 2021-2022 school year called the “Health of the Whole Child” program. This program includes optional funding for “Health Advocates” to perform testing for Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses (including, but not limited to, the flu), as well as the management of immunization records and reporting responsibilities.
1. Will Livonia Public Schools be accepting funds from the Health of the Whole Child program? If yes, what specifically will LPS be using the funds for?
2. Will Livonia Public Schools be partnering with the proposed “Health Advocates” to test students for Covid-19 and/or other respiratory viruses?
3. Will Livonia Public Schools be testing ANY students for ANY viruses this year? If yes, which students, how often, and under what circumstances?
Furthermore, MDHHS now has released 12 “safety recommendations” pertaining to Covid-19 prevention and mitigation for the 2021-2022 school year. These RECOMMENDATIONS (not requirements) include mask wearing, symptom screening, Covid-19 testing, cohorting, physical distancing, and promotion of Covid-19 “vaccines.”
4. Will Livonia Public Schools require immunization records, particularly for Covid-19, or well-care records for the 2021-2022 school year?
5. Will Livonia Public Schools require testing for student athletes?
6. Will Livonia Public Schools adopt any of the state or local health department’s “guidance” or “recommendations” for the 2021-2022 school year, or will LPS return to in-person learning in the fall as normal, ie. no masks, no testing, no distancing, etc.?
7. Will Livonia Public Schools host Covid-19 vaccine clinics or actively promote Covid-19 vaccination of students and/or staff? Will students and/or staff be asked or required to share their Covid-19 vaccination status? Will vaccinated and unvaccinated students and/or staff be treated differently, ie. will unvaccinated be required to mask and vaccinated will not be required to mask?
In addition to the above Covid-19 related questions, there are immense discussions regarding Critical Race Theory, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Gender Identity, Sexual Identity, 1619 Project, etc.
8. Will Livonia Public Schools, overtly or otherwise, implement or condone any curricula, programs, or events related to the above-named ideas and agendas? If so, which ones? What specific materials, curricula, programs, or events will be used or promoted?
As concerned parents of LPS students upholding our partnership with the schools to educate our children, it is imperative that we receive clear, precise answers to the above eight questions. As superintendent of Livonia Public Schools, you are the first point of contact for these questions. If, however, you are not able to address each of these questions, we politely request a written response to each of these questions from every school board member prior to their next meeting Aug 23rd. In this way, we will be able to address any remaining questions and concerns at that time.
Thank you in advance for your attention to these very important questions and concerns, we look forward to hearing from you.
United Parents of Livonia Public Schools
Board of Education: