COVID-19 safety plans topic of Queen Creek schools governing board executive session

$75,000 COVID-19 insurance with deductibles to be discussed in open meeting

Independent Newsmedia
Posted 8/8/20

Discussion and consideration of COVID-19 safety plans is a topic of the Aug. 11 closed-door executive session of the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board.

The executive session, not …

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COVID-19 safety plans topic of Queen Creek schools governing board executive session

$75,000 COVID-19 insurance with deductibles to be discussed in open meeting


The Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board will discuss it's COVID-19 safety plans in an Aug. 11 closed-door executive session Aug. 11. 

The executive session, not open to the public, is to begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the QCUSD offices, 20217 E. Chandler Heights Road.

A study session begins at 4:30 p.m., and the regular session begins at 6 p.m., with both open to the public.

COVID-19 in the regular session

COVID-19 shows up on several agenda items to be discussed during the 6 p.m. Aug. 11 regular session open to the public, including:

• Discussion and possible action to approve Arizona Schools Risk Retention Trust COVID-19 insurance for the 2020-21 fiscal year. “COVID-19 insurance options were approved by the Arizona School Risk Retention Trust at their board meeting on Aug. 4, 2020. The attached quote outlines the endorsement option at a cost of $75,000 for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Deductibles for the district with this endorsement are as follows: $0 per occurrence with a signed parent waiver of liability and assumption of risk; $10,000 per occurrence with a signed parent acknowledgment and disclosure; and, $20,000 if neither of these documents is in place,” according to the agenda.

• In the consent agenda, possible action to approve a memorandum of understanding between Maricopa County Recorder’s Office and QCUSD, for electronic/digital recording during COVID-19. QCUSD has several items throughout the year that require recording ranging from land donations to deeds to rooftop donations. Electronic recording expedites the process and eliminates the need for employee travel and time to complete these tasks, it states.

• Possible action to approve a private day school exempt list. “The Arizona Department of Education’s most current list of providers of private day school is only approved through Aug. 14, 2020. The ADE is in the process of updating its private day exempt list. In order to provide students with continuity of learning, procurement is bringing these approvals to the Governing Board in the event the ADE does not update their private day exempt list by Aug. 14, 2020. Many private day schools on the current SY2021 exempt list are at capacity due to COVID-19 thus creating a need for emergency procurement measures,” according to the agenda.

The QCUSD Governing Board may vote to convene in executive session for legal advice with its attorney for any item listed on the meeting’s agenda. The attorney may participate in person or by telephone. Any executive session discussions will not be open to the public. However, all board decisions will be made in a public meeting. Minutes of and discussions made at executive sessions are kept confidential, unless specific statutory exceptions apply, according to the agenda.