White Mountains Regional School Board on Thursday, July 14, debated whether to scale back its COVID response for the upcoming school year

The White Mountains Regional School Board on Thursday, July 14, debated whether to scale back its COVID response for the upcoming school year. Lisa Miller, the district COVID coordinator, sought feedback from the school board on whether to phase out contact tracing and household notifications when classes resume in the fall. “[The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services] stopped contact tracing last winter and we [WMRSD] stopped meticulously tracing last school year. But we did continue to send out exposure notices and that per the school board’s request,” Miller said. “And I’m looking for feedback to see if this is a practice you’d like us to continue.” Miller noted that some households appreciated the notices but “there was a vocal cohort of parents that did not appreciate the frequent emails and asked for the practice to end.”

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