California schools likely to close for rest of academic year

March 18, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom

By CCT STAFF

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday schools will likely remain closed for the rest of the academic year, which would amount to a much longer closure than previously expected. [Politico]

A months-long closure of statewide schools has never occurred before in California. Currently, San Luis Obispo County is experiencing its first widespread closure of kindergarten through 12th grade schools.

School closures in SLO County began taking effect on Monday. It was initially announced Lucia Mar students would return to school on March 30; Atascadero students on April 1; and Paso Robles and San Luis Coastal students on April 14. Cayucos Elementary School students were initially expected to return to campus as early as March 23.

Last week, Newsom signed an executive order assuring schools districts they will receive their funding if they close because of the coronavirus. The executive order instructed districts to used their funding to enable distance learning, as well as to provide other resources to students and families.

On Tuesday, Kansas became the first state in the country to officially close schools for the remainder of the academic year.


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Rambunctious

I wish we could get an honest evaluation of all of these acts to determine if they are necessary or even effective….kids will still be with other kids whether they are in school or not….does anyone think the mall is cleaner than our schools?…or the playground at the park?…we are all still shopping together….the DMV is still open for business…what happens to little league baseball this season…and soccer….people will not drop out of life until November so over reacting Mr Newsome….could end up being more harmful than the flu itself…why say this today if not to cause more anxiety?….which seems to be the tactic that the democrats and the media are going to stick with….


kettle

“I wish we could get an honest evaluation” China, Africa, ebola etc isolation to stop the spread works.


“kids will still be with other kids ” Any parent letting there kids play with randoms now are at the least bad parents.


“we are all still shopping together” You are?


“why say this today if not to cause more anxiety?….which seems to be the tactic that the democrats and the media are going to stick with….”

That’s right is just a dirty trick, wait wtf please turn off fox and remember you voted for the guy who wants to give everyone free stuff$$.and did not keep most campaign promises.


Rambunctious

“Any parent letting there kids play with randoms now are at the least bad parents”


Whats a random?…are they extra infectious?….your kids best friend can have it…are you going to keep them apart for the rest of the school year?….