Preparedness Plan Introduction
Executive Order 2020-142 provides a structure to support all schools in Michigan as they plan for a return of pre-K-12 education in the fall. Under the order, Non-public schools must adopt a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan laying out how they will address mitigation strategies across the various phases of the Michigan Safe Start Plan. In turn, the accompanying Michigan Return to School Roadmap offers a guide to the types of “required”, “strongly recommended”, and “recommended” safety protocols appropriate during each phase. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Where safety protocols are not “required”, Non-public Schools will retain the flexibility to tailor their plan to their particular needs and to the disease conditions present in their region.
Each Non-public School that educates pre-K-12 students shall submit a single completed Assurance Document and Preparedness Plan to its Board in time for approval by August 12 (seven days before the first day of school). This plan serves as a single Assurance Document and Preparedness Plan.
The Preparedness Plan will be sent by the chief/designated school administrator for the Non-public School to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Treasurer by August 17, 2020. Additionally, this Preparedness Plan will be posted on the Non-public School’s public website home page no later than August 17, 2020.