KSD Board to Discuss COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

Special board meeting to be held Tuesday, Aug. 10

Kearney, Mo., Aug. 6, 2021: The Kearney School District Board of Education (BOE) will hold a special meeting starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Administrative Office, which is located at 150 W. State Route 92.

This meeting will include a board discussion about the 2021-2022 Return to School Plan and possible action regarding COVID-19 mitigation measures in KSD for the start of the upcoming academic year. The discussion will focus on the administration’s recommendation to require universal, indoor masking for all students, staff and visitors.

The BOE has reserved a total of 15 minutes for public comments at this meeting as a method for residents and other interested persons to address the Board on school related matters. Patrons who wish to address the Board of Education on agenda items or other items of concern may do so by completing a request form available on the Board’s information website at simbli.eboardsolutions.com/mo/kearneyr1. Requests must be received no later than 1 p.m. on Aug. 10.

The Interim Superintendent and BOE President will determine the order of public commenters prior to the meeting using the following guidelines:

  1. Priority will be given to requests in the order they are received.
  2. Comments will be limited to five persons, with a three-minute limit for each person (total of 15 minutes).
  3. If there are multiple requests to speak on the same topics, selections will be made in a proportionate manner so that different topics and perspectives are represented. Groups wishing to speak during public comment at a board meeting on a given topic are encouraged to select one individual to speak for all members.

For assistance, please contact the office of the Superintendent at 816-628-4116 or boe@ksdr1.net. Visit the BOE information website for more guidelines regarding public comment at BOE meetings.