Jefferson County
February 23, 2021 6:00 PM
Special Meeting
I. Call to Order

In light of the Governor having declared a state of emergency within the Commonwealth on March 6, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and in compliance with guidance issued by the Executive Branch on March 12 and 16, 2020, regarding the conduct of meetings of state boards and commissions during the emergency period, this meeting will be conducted by video-teleconference and available for live public viewing at the following link: JCBE MEETING VIDEO

Members of the public will have the opportunity to voice opinions or express concerns by submitting remarks via email. Remarks should be limited to 500 words or less and sent to the Assistant Secretary to the Board ( for dissemination purposes prior to the meeting. Public remarks will be shared with each Board member and recorded in the Official Minutes.

II. Update on District Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Discussion of Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance

In response the COVID-19 pandemic, JCPS students have spent the first semester of this academic year learning remotely under Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). District leadership has closely monitored data regarding COVID-19 in our community, and has relied upon evolving guidance from local, state, and national officials for an appropriate response for PreK-12 education. New information and guidance arrive frequently, and the Superintendent must keep the Board, JCPS staff and families, and the community informed regarding the planning and implementation of the District’s response.

Ask the Doctor

  • Dr. Sarah Moyer, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, Chief Health Strategist; Dr. Mark Burns, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, University of Louisville; Dr. Jason Smith, Chief Medical Officer for University of Louisville Health; and Dr. Monalisa Tailor, Internal Medicine, Norton HealthCare; will be available to answer any questions that Board members have about the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and other health-related issues.

Submitted by: Amy Dennes


III. Adjournment
Actions Taken

Order #2021-37 - Motion Passed:  A motion to adjourn the February 23, 2021, meeting passed with a motion by Mr. James Craig and a second by Dr. Corrie Shull.