School boards not required to meet during pandemic
Many districts continue to still hosting virtual meetings
MECOSTA, OSCEOLA COUNTIES -- Schools in the Mecosta Osceola Intermediate School District are canceling in-person board of education meetings amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive order, school boards are no longer required to meet for their monthly meetings. However, many are still hosting virtual meetings to address any items that may need to be discussed throughout the rest of the year.
Some school boards have already hosted virtual meetings, such as Crossroads Charter Academy, Reed City Area Public Schools and Big Rapids Public Schools.
BRPS met for its regular meeting Monday, while CCA and RCAPS met through Zoom on April 9. The RCAPS Board of Education also is scheduled to meet April 20 for its regular meeting.
However, some districts have canceled regular monthly meetings and will pick them up at a later date.
Both Chippewa Hills School District -- which was scheduled to meet Tuesday -- as well as Evart Public Schools -- which was scheduled to meet on Monday -- did not meet.
While each district is handling board meetings differently, interested individuals may stay updated by checking their local school's Facebook page and website on a regular basis.