Lesson plans for school districts

School officials in Butte and Glenn County tell Action News Now the model for the fall has not been decided.

Posted: Jul 14, 2020 6:06 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2020 9:14 AM

BUTTE & GLENN COUNTY, Calif-- At least 800,000 students will not return to school as scheduled in Los Angeles and San Diego, and that number could grow.

School officials in Butte and Glenn County tell Action News Now they may not return to the classroom either.

“Two days ago, we knew what everybody was doing,” said Glenn County Office of Education Superintendent Tracey Quarne. “However, they're calling us asking, ‘can we take another look at this’ and of course they can.”

Quarne oversees eight school districts in Glenn County. Two days ago, he says most planned to return to campus in the fall. But with the recent spike in coronavirus cases, school leaders are rethinking their decision.

“Now it’s the heavy decision, are we going to do distance, are we doing a blend, exactly what are each of the eight districts going to do. They can all do their own thing because what works in one district may not work in the other,” said Quarne.

While Glenn County heads to the drawing board, Chico Unified School District says it’s ready for a decision to be made.
According to CUSD Superintendent Kelley Staley, the Board of Education will decide a model for CUSD Wednesday night.

“We will be asking the board to adopt a model for reopening and that model can range from traditional school as we knew it to pre- COVID, with some heavy safety measures in place,” said Staley.

Other models include, alternating days and times, online learning, blended, and more. Staley says sanitation, PPE, health screening, and social distancing are in all models.

“At the end of the day we are here to educate our students and provide the best environment that we can for them and with the conditions constantly changing we have to be flexible and we need to get a variety of options to make sure we meet the needs of our kids and parents,” said Staley.

Glenn County Office of Education hopes to have decisions made by the end of next week.

Data does show teachers could be the ones highly at risk. According to the Kaiser family foundation, about one in four teachers in the u-s has a condition that would put them at greater risk of serious illness from coronavirus.

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
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Riverside41983820
Orange40527726
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San Diego32975594
Kern24440171
Fresno17846171
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Marin540481
Kings445356
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Madera246339
Placer231922
San Luis Obispo225416
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12436
Butte12388
Napa107411
Sutter9527
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6464
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Shasta45910
Colusa3914
Glenn3603
Nevada3571
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Tehama2761
Lake2402
Amador1822
Mono1581
Tuolumne1553
Calaveras1471
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Plumas360
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