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Informational Materials from the Ohio Department of Health

Current COVID information since the return to school on August 25, 2021
Our goal is to keep our students in school.  Therefore, we will continue to work closely with the Erie County Health Department on contract tracing.  For additional Coronavirus data locally and statewide, visit the links listed on our Health News page at https://www.vermilionschools.org/HealthNews.aspx

September 17, 2021
Positive cases in students:  32
Positive cases in staff:   5
Quarantined students by the Health Department due to close contact outside of our schools:  64
Quarantined students by the Health Department due to close contact in our District:  20

September 10, 2021
Positive cases in students:  15
Positive cases in staff:   4
Quarantined students by the Health Department due to close contact outside of our schools:  22
Quarantined students by the Health Department due to close contact in our District:  15

September 3, 2021
Positive cases in students:   5
Positive cases in staff:   4
Quarantined students by the Health Department due to close contact outside of our schools:  9
Quarantined students by the Health Department due to close contact in our District:  8

August 27, 2021
Positive cases in students:       2
Positive cases in staff:   1
Students quarantined by the Health Department due to close contact outside of our schools:  8 
Students quarantined by the Health Department due to close contact in our district:   8

Public Participation at Board Meetings

The Board of Education recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest. The Board offers public participation to members of the public in accordance with the procedures below. The Board applies these procedures to all speakers and does not discriminate based on the identity of the speaker, content of the speech, or viewpoint of the speaker.

The Board is also committed to conducting its meetings in a productive and efficient manner that assures that the regular agenda of the Board is completed in a reasonable period of time, honors the voluntary nature of the Board's time and using that time efficiently, and allows for a fair and adequate opportunity for input to be considered. Consequently, in order to permit the fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board shall provide a period for public participation at all public meetings of the Board and publish rules to govern such participation in Board meetings.  The presiding officer of each Board meeting at which public participation is permitted shall administer the rules of the Board for its conduct.

The presiding officer shall be guided by the following rules:

  1. Public participation shall be permitted only as indicated on the order of business in the bylaws of this Board.

  2. Anyone having a legitimate interest in the actions of the Board may participate during the public portion of a meeting.

  3. Participants must be recognized by the presiding officer and will be requested to preface their comments by an announcement of their name, address, and group affiliation, if and when appropriate.

  4. Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to two (2) minutes duration unless extended by the presiding officer.

  5. No participant may speak more than once on the same topic unless all others who wish to speak on that topic have been heard.

  6. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no person may address or question Board members individually.

  7. Audio recordings are permitted. The person operating the recorder should contact the Superintendent prior to the Board meeting to review possible placement of the equipment, and must agree to abide by the following conditions:

  1. No obstructions are created between the Board and the audience.

  2. No interviews are conducted in the meeting room while the Board is in session.

  3. No commentary, adjustment of equipment, or positioning of operators is made that would distract either the Board or members of the audience while the Board is in session and not disrupt the meeting.

     H. The presiding officer may:

  1. prohibit public comments that are frivolous, repetitive, and/or harassing;

  2. interrupt, warn, or terminate a participant's statement when the statement is too lengthy, abusive, off-topic, obscene, or irrelevant;

  3. request any individual to leave the meeting when that person does not observe reasonable decorum or is disruptive to the conduct of the meeting;

  4. request the assistance of law enforcement officers in the removal of a disorderly person when that person's conduct interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting;

  5. call for a recess or an adjournment to another time when the lack of public decorum so interferes with the orderly conduct of the meeting as to warrant such action;

  6. waive these rules with the approval of the Board when necessary for the protection of privacy or the administration of the Board's business.

Revised 6/9/03

Revised 7/12/10

Revised 12/10/18

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Message from the Superintendent 8-23-2021

Dear Vermilion Parents and Guardians,

Recent news seems to indicate that the COVID-19 variant is making a significant impact in the number of cases reported in Ohio.  The Ohio Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the American Pediatric Association, Governor DeWine, Peter Schade, commissioner of Erie County Health Department, and David Covell, commissioner of Lorain County Health Department, all highly recommend the use of masks in school. 
Our Board of Education and administration have been listening to recommendations from all major health sources.  We are strongly recommending the use of masks at school. Quarantine procedures for students who do not wear masks and exhibit COVID-19 symptoms,test positive for COVID -19 or are in close contact with a COVID - positive person will require a minimum of (10) days out of school.  Our district will follow the ODH K-12 Exposure Flowchart found AT THIS LINK

Board members and district administrators are closely monitoring the progress of the virus on a daily basis.  In the near future the Board will initiate a meeting with the Erie County health commissioner to discuss recent updates in the spread of the virus, and the impact on our community.  As always, we will keep parents and residents informed of our discussions, and possible change in procedure for this school year.

Philip M. Pempin, Superintendent

School Based Health Center Open

The Vermilion Local Schools in partnership with the Erie County Health Department/Erie County Community Health Center are pleased to announce the opening of the Vermilion Local Schools School Based Health Center beginning Monday, March 15, 2021.

The School Based Health Center is located on the northwest side of Vermilion High School. 
Hours for walk-in appointments are Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  

Specific appointment times may also be scheduled for a health Center visit by calling 419-626-5623, Ext. 5174. The direct phone number for the School Based Health Center is 440-963-9213. Please feel free to leave a message if it is after hours or the staff is with patients.

The School Based Health Center serves as the center of health in the schools where they are based and provides the following services:  Primary medical care, mental/behavioral health care, dental/oral health care, health education and promotion and more.

Students are seen with parental consent. Parents may attend the appointment with their child if desired. If a parent chooses not to be present for an appointment, the Health Center staff will contact the parent following the appointment to discuss the visit and recommendations.  If a medication is prescribed, the parent will be notified and the prescription will be sent to the parent's selected pharmacy.

Charges for the Health Center appointment are submitted to all insurance plans and Medicaid. Individuals without insurance may qualify for a sliding fee scale and will be assisted with that process by Health Center staff.  There is a nominal fee for individuals who are uninsured.  No individual will be turned away for inability to pay.

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Vermilion Schools will follow these guidelines when reports of possible exposure to COVID-19 are reported.
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