Safe & Healthy Buildings
Parents entrust schools not only with their child’s intellectual development and social growth, but also with their child’s safety, health, and well‐being during the school day. Maintaining safe and healthy educational environments for our students and staff members is of the utmost importance to us. Additionally, the 2020-2021 school year provided us with new experiences to inform our approach to maintaining safe and healthy school buildings. To that end, we have established protocols and procedures for the prevention of, preparedness for, and response to emergency health situations.
The following strategies are part of local health guidance and ongoing District provisions that maximize prevention and protection against communicable diseases within our school environments regardless of pandemic status.
Additionally, the MTSD will implement the following strategies specific to COVID-19 transmission throughout the 2021-22 school year to promote healthy school environments.
When the global COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, MTSD was finalizing preparations in anticipation of a districtwide referendum project (passed in April 2020), which included considerations for improved safety in all schools. The design and planning for these projects coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic heightened our resolve to ensure our school buildings protect the health of our students now, and in the future.