Tēnā koutou katoa
The Board has decided to implement a “pause” in the Uniform Implementation Process. This decision has been made in light of the current COVID-19 situation. Board members are responding to support their own families and to meet individual work, home and community commitments at this challenging time alongside their responsibilities as RAS Board members.
The Board acknowledges our school staff who are responding professionally and proactively to unpredictable learning contexts while supporting their own families at home. School staff need to continue to be prepared and flexible enough to support students’ learning at home, at school or a combination of both – depending on the Alert Levels that will be in place for the rest of 2021. The Board is focusing on supporting our school staff in their endeavours to do this, as a targeted priority in the coming months.
This means that implementing the new school uniform is not our first priority in looking ahead to the 2022 school year. As a Board, we have worked very hard throughout this process and learned a lot while doing so. All data and consultation records that we have gathered during 2020 and 2021 will be retained for future use.
The Board will review our pause process in February 2022. If we are confident that we are in a position to continue with our school uniform proposal, we will then re-engage with whānau with explicit next steps and timeframes aimed for the implementation of a school uniform for the 2023 school year. We thank all whānau for your contributions to the process thus far and look forward to reconnecting with you in February 2022.
Nāku noa, nā
On behalf of the Raglan Area School Board of Trustees