Common concerns about school issues

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Ursa Major Closure

Q1: Will there be additional counseling services (MFLCs/school counselors) available at the schools taking on kids from the closed school to help them adjust?

A1: Both schools will have school counselor or MFLC support; however, there are not additional services available from the MFLC program, as the contactor is still hiring staff for this Air-Force sponsored “school-based” program.

Busing Shortage

Q2: What is the impact on EFMP/special education students and families? Will they also be put on the three weeks on, six weeks off without buses?

A2: Students qualifying for special education bussing services will not be impacted. Not all EFMP enrolled students qualify for special education busing.

Q3: Is the base able to help with the busing shortage in any way? Are LRS bus drivers able to help?

A3: JBER (673 LRG & MSG) has reached out to ASD to discuss potential options for support.

Q4: Will any before or after school care be provided or made available for families impacted by the three weeks on, six weeks off bus schedule?

A4: Only for families who are registered with the CYES School Age Centers or Family Child Care. JBER Youth Centers welcome students from 9 to 18 years of age after school.

Q5: What is the process for check-in for families who logistically cannot get all their kids to school on time due to conflict with their other children’s schedules?

A5: Schools are being flexible for families in this situation. Families are encouraged to keep in contact with their student’s school about potential late arrivals.


Q6: Is there an issue with serving meals at schools? If so, what is wrong and how is it being addressed?

A6: Due to cafeteria staff shortages, some schools will serve shelf-stable meals while new staff is hired and trained. These meals meet USDA requirements but are different than a regular hot lunch.