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CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande Elementary School District and the Casa Grande Union High School District boards will meet Tuesday evening to discuss health benchmarks.

CGESD recently announced that it had postponed in-person learning until Feb. 1 due to the current benchmarks regarding COVID-19. According to the agenda, Arizona was deemed to have the worst case rate in the nation on Jan. 4 when teachers and staff returned to work.

According to the agenda, the CGESD board will consider a possible approval to extend COVID-19-related leave for employees.

“In examining our practices related to staff shortages, we believe that extending this benefit through March 31, 2021, as permittable (but not mandated) by the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) is not only appropriate, but warranted,” says a document from the agenda.

The CGESD board will also discuss benchmarks. According to the agenda, the discussion will allow new board members an opportunity to share their thoughts and articulate the district’s desire to return school to in-person learning as soon as it is reasonably safe to do so.

The CGUHSD has been expected to return to in-person learning under a hybrid model on Jan. 19. According to the agenda the board will discuss the Arizona Department of Health Services benchmarks.

During the CGUHSD meeting, the board will also elect a board president and a president pro tempore.

Both boards are expected to accept donations.

The CGUHSD meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be streamed simultaneously. The link can be found on the agenda or on the district’s youtube channel.

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Gabrielle Olivera is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more.