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December Board of Education Meeting Update

In an abundance of caution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Blue Valley’s December 14, 2020 Board of Education meeting will limit in-person capacity to essential personnel only. Patrons will be able to view the meeting virtually via livestream on the Board of Education YouTube page.

Open Forum Update
Open Forum occurs at every regularly scheduled monthly board meeting and provides one hour (approx. 20 participants; 3 minutes each) of allotted time on the agenda for individuals to address the board. Patrons who would like to speak during open forum at the December meeting may submit their comments in writing to be read aloud by a district representative during the meeting. If you would like to address the board, you must complete an Open Forum Request Form online. Request forms will open at noon one business day prior to the scheduled meeting and will close at noon on the day of the board meeting or once speaker capacity has been reached. The online Open Forum Request Form for the Dec. 14 meeting will be posted on the district website at noon on Friday, Dec. 11.

Patrons who submit an online Open Forum Request Form prior to the 20 speaker capacity will receive an automated email from the district confirming their spot as one of the 20 open forum speakers. For more information, visit www.bluevalleyk12.org/BOE.

Food and Nutrition Updates

USDA extends free meals for students through 2020-21 school year

All Blue Valley students are eligible to receive one free* breakfast and one free* lunch meal daily. This includes students that are in-person in the school cafeterias and at the meal pick-up locations for remote learners. No free and reduced meal application is necessary to receive these free meals.

*Students participating in the school meal program in-person must order a “student meal” (1/2 c. fruit or vegetable serving with two other food groups (protein, grain, dairy, vegetable) to qualify for free pricing. Anything outside of what is considered a student meal (a la carte, second entrees, extra items, etc.) will be charged to a student’s account. To add funding to your child’s account, visit the TITAN School Systems payment website.

Winter Break Drive-Thru Meal Pick Up

In preparation for winter break, meal kits for all those interested will be available for pick-up on Monday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m.-noon at the four pick-up locations (Blue Valley High, Blue Valley West, Blue Valley North, and Blue Valley Northwest) for six days of both breakfast and lunch meals. There will be no meal pick-up on 12/23, 12/28 or 12/30 and we will resume normal pick-ups on Monday 1/4. There is no cost for these meals.

Blue Valley Career-Ready Programs

Did you know that Blue Valley offers a variety of career-ready programs for high school students in partnership with Johnson County Community College? Blue Valley strives to provide learners with the knowledge and skills they need to be prepared for college and careers. Watch the video below for an overview of current and future opportunities students have to learn real-world skills and practical knowledge with a career focus. High school students interested in Career-Ready opportunities should contact their counselor. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Beren at sberen@bluevalleyk12.org or 239-4141 or visit the district website.

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