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ON-2020-03-03 Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus: Info & Resources for School Systems


ON-2020-03-03 Coronavirus Information

AASB has compiled helpful information and resources for local school boards regarding preparedness, emergency management, health and legal considerations for coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact public education,  creating myriad governance, operational and management challenges for local school boards. Below, you will find a list of current resources and information to help you navigate crucial decisions regarding the safety and health of your school system's students and employees and implement plans for continuity of learning and student services. 

Recent COVID-19 Updates


COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Alabama's Statewide Roadmap to Reopening Schools

Alabama's Roadmap to
Reopening Schools 
Parents Guide to Alabama's
Roadmap to Reopening Schools






COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions for School Boards

FAQ downloads: Download PDF of Personnel FAQs for Reopening Schools


Q&A Videos with State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey

June 19, 2020
As officials put the final touches on the state's roadmap for reopening schools, AASB Executive Director Sally Smith and State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey sat down on Friday, June 19 to discuss key topics to be included in the plan. The video Q&A also touches on Alabama Achieves, the state's new strategic plan for education.

May 1, 2020

As Alabama's students and teachers head into the home stretch of a school year interrupted by COVID-19, education leaders are setting their sights on a gradual return to normalcy. AASB Executive Director Sally Smith sat down with State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey on May 1 for an update on plans for safely returning back to school. 

COVID-19 Statewide Education Update (Archived Recording)

AASB's COVID-19 Statewide Education Update conference call held Friday, March 27 provided current updates and guidance on COVID-19 for Alabama's local boards of education. Speakers, including State Supt. of Education Dr. Eric Mackey, NSBA Chief Advocacy Officer Chip Slaven and Education Policy Advisor Nick Moore of the Office of the Alabama Governor and AASB staff, shared the most recent coronavirus-related developments impacting education at the state and national level. Listen below:


Alabama School System Reopening Plans

Browse reopening plans for Alabama's public school systems, as provided by the Alabama State Department of Education.

State of Emergency Orders Impacting School Boards

labama State Department of Education Guidance 

State Superintendent Updates to Local Superintendents



The National School Boards Association's guide, "COVID-19: Preparing For Widespread Illness in Your School Community: A Legal Guide for School Leaders," is designed to help public schools with preparedness efforts. The publication includes a checklist that provides steps school leaders can take to plan for a possible disease outbreak. Browse or download the guide below. 

Health & Disease Management


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