California Schools Will Look Very Different When They Reopen

Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes has announced that due to the emergency directives from the Office of the Governor, schools within the District cannot reopen in normal fashion to begin the 2020-2021 school year.

The school district hosted a recent survey inquiring feedback on how students, parents and families would like to attend school this fall. A total of 4,374 responses were received in the English survey and 139 responses were received in Spanish, representing more than half of the entire student population of the school district.

Although a large percentage of responses and data obtained from the survey indicated a desire to return to school normally without any noted restrictions, the governor and the Nevada Department of Education have made it clear that schools are to follow the emergency guidelines set fourth and create a plan for a hybrid learning model where both in-person and remote learning will be combined to make up an average school week.

Meanwhile, the Lyon County School District Superintendent Wayne Workman also announced that the District there will not be "permitted to fully reopen schools as normal to begin the 202-2021 school year."

Directive 022 from Governor Sisolak also states that districts "must plan for in-person and distance education instruction (or a combination of both) for the 2020-2021 school year."

The plans will be further discussed at a July 28th Board of Trustees meeting. As of right now, Workman says that the District is developing a possible hybrid plan for in-person instruction and distance learning.

You can read the superintendent's letter below -