Board Meeting Summary 8.4.20

Jefferson Union High School District

August 4, 2020

The Jefferson Union High School District is committed to excellent communication with our community. We understand that important information is shared during Board of Education meetings, yet not everyone is able to attend or view the entire meeting. We have developed this new Board Meeting Summary to provide our community with a quick overview of the latest Board of Education meeting. You can view all public meetings on our JUHSD YouTube Channel.

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Board Communications Report Out

  • Both the State of California and San Mateo County COVID-19 data are under reported by about 30% because of a "glitch" in state software programs. Learn more here.
  • The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors developed a $1 million grant to help students access food with the end of Seamless Summer.
  • In addition, the Board of Supervisors adopted an urgency ordinance allowing penalties to be immediately imposed on people not wearing a mask.
  • October 14: The Youth Leadership Initiative is hosting a Candidate Forum to create space for the community to look at issues that impact us. Learn more on the Youth Leadership Initiative website at

COVID-19 Emergency report

  • As school starts, the food service program will be changing. We're continuing to serve Tuesdays and Fridays, changing to 1-3 pm. Students will need to provide their ID numbers. Learn more at

Ed Services COVID Update

The Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Kareen Baca, presented an Ed Services COVID Update. It included:

  • Start of School Update: each school has developed orientation. IT is sending out usernames this week. Discussing ways to build meaningful connections with students
  • SAT/PSAT Administration: testing has to be done in person. Trustees agreed not to administer the SAT / PSAT test this year as we are not willing to put students or staff at risk with an in-person test administered with paper and pencil. Students wishing to register for the test can do so at The district will consider whether to administer the PSAT 9/10 in the Spring semester depending on the health situation at that point.
  • Grading Policy Committee: looking at grading practices that are inequitable to determine if we can shift our grades to a better system.

Please visit this link to view the full presentation.

Additional Information

The next public session Board Meeting will take place Tuesday, August 18. Public session begins at 7 pm on the JUHSD YouTube channel.

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