Santa Barbara Unified School Board Approves K-6 Reopening March 1st
Source: Santa Barbara Unified School District
At their school board meeting [Tuesday] evening, Santa Barbara Unified School Board members approved the district’s plan to welcome back elementary students with a phased-in, Hybrid learning model during the week of Monday, March 1 through March 5, 2021.
The vote comes after the announcement earlier today from the state Department of Public Health that Santa Barbara County’s Adjusted Case Rate has declined to 16, and remained below 25 for five consecutive days, which means elementary schools can reopen.
Principals at each school site will provide specific details, so families should stay tuned for further news and information.
If Covid rates continue to decline to 7 per 100,000, the state will allow secondary campuses to reopen. Per the district's labor agreement, today the district issued a 10-day notice to all certificated secondary educators to return to campus on March 9 in preparation for in-person learning.
"We are ready to see our students back on campus and to continue to serve our families who chose to remain in our distance learning program," said Superintendent Hilda Maldonado. "We also acknowledge and thank our elementary teachers and staff and welcome them back to their classrooms. Their work and commitment since day ONE has been key to supporting and guiding our students during this challenging time."
The district's approved COVID Safety Plan and other return to in-person resources can be found HERE.