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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 FAQ - Updated September 1, 2020
Rule Suspension/Waivers ~ Updated September 14, 2020
Statement of Assurances for Accountability

Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) ACTIONS – July 16, 2020 
Recording Attendance for Virtual Learning 
Suspension of Strict Compliance with Personnel Appraisal System for 2020-21
Temporary Rule for Distance Learning, Blended Learning, and Online Learning 
Guidance for School Year 2020-2021

Mississippi Department of Education Communications (Online Resources Page)
State Board Policy Chapter 9, Rule 9.2 Reporting Attendance for Virtual Learning webinar FAQ
Distance Learning Plan Webinar Slides August 3, 2020
News Release: July 24, 2020 School Districts Finalizing Plans for Start of New School Year 
ESSER Interim Final Rule Webinar Materials:
Webinar Recording Webinar Slides 
ESSER Interim Final Rule – Affirmation of Consultation
ESSER Interim Final Rule – Household Income Survey
ESSER Application Webinar FAQ
Considerations For Reopening Mississippi Schools June-August 2020
State Board of Education Waivers Applicable for Charters - updated 9/2/20
MDE CARES Act Public Survey
MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of May 18, 2020
MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of May 14, 2020
CARES Act Waiver Public Notice
MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of May 12, 2020
MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of May 11, 2020
MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of May 8, 2020
MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of May 7, 2020
CARES Act Recommendations for District Expenditures May 6, 2020
CARES Act Webinar Resources
MDE COVID-19 Guidance to Districts as of April 30, 2020
MDE School Closure Tracker 
MDE COVID-19 Guidance for Districts March 18, 2020
MDE Communications: Licensure: One-Year Licensure Renewal Extension - March 18, 2020
MDE Communications: Reporting School Closures - March 18, 2020 
News Release March 16, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance on to School Districts as of March 12, 2020

Mississippi State Department of Health
MSDH Guidelines for K-12 Reopening During COVID-19 September 2020
 - Message from Dr. Byers
MSDH COVID-19 Case and Outbreak School Reporting
 - Letter from Dr. Byers August 9, 2020
MSDH Safer at School Guidance

Food Distribution locations in partnership with JPS
Boyd, North Jackson, Spann
Blackburn, Lake, Raines, Galloway, Smith
Peeples, Marshall, Wilkins, Whitten

Updates on Federal Response to COVID19
Maintaining Lottery Integrity
Federal Responses to COVID19
Updated May 5 - Federal Education Policy Response to COVID-19

Questions and Answers on IDEA Part B Provision of Services
Questions and Answers for K-12 Public Schools in the Current COVID-19 Environment
ED COVID-19 Information and Resources
U.S. Government COVID-19 Information and Resources

WestEd: Covid-19 Resources for Educators
National Alliance: Coronavirus Resources for Charter Schools
Executive Order 1518: K12 Organized Extracurricular Events
NASDSE: Remote Learning, Homebound, and Homeschool
National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools: COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities
Mississippi Today: State Board of Education Allows Shortened SY for Districts
CDC: Preparing K-12 Administrators for a Safe Return to School in Fall 2020
CDC: FAQs for School Administrators on Reopening Schools
CDC: School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians
CDC Updates Guidance for Schools
ADA Rules for Employers During a Pandemic
Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Mississippi Today: Mississippi to receive millions in education CARES Act funds
Forbes Article: How to Open Schools This Fall
CCSSO Coronavirus