Bakersfield City School District discusses a return to the classroom

Posted at 7:03 AM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 10:03:17-05

BAKERSFIELD — It's already been a year full of home learning but Bakersfield City school district deputy superintendent Mark Luque thinks the rest of 2020 and the start of 2021 will be more of the same.

"I think we'd be lucky if we see red again before february, just my thoughts," said Luque.

The county must be in the red tier for 14 consecutive days for kids to return to school and during Tuesday nights BCSD board meeting Superintendent Doc Ervin mirrors Luques concerns.

"Even when we get to the red tier mark. It still will take us two weeks to get prepared and notify staff, parents and students," said Ervin.

Up to this point Luque says they have returned 66 self contained special ed classrooms across the district and they have another half set to return between November 30 to December 14.

When Kern County does move back into the red tier, BCSD says they will have a hybrid model already prepared. That plan won't be finalized until December.