Bakersfield City School District moving forward with phased reopening plans

Posted at 10:43 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 17:33:07-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — On Tuesday, the Bakersfield City School District decided to move forward with its phased reopening plans for schools for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The district said Tuesday night that on-campus learning has already began for some students at College Heights Elementary and Compton Junior High. Other schools will return to campus next month.

After Kern county moved into the red tier earlier this month school districts were able to begin the process of bringing students back on campus.

According to the district's reopening plan, approved earlier this month, the next round of reopening in the district will begin Nov. 2. The new resolution approved Tuesday states that students in special education programs, foster youth, homeless students and English learners will be brought back to campus first.

The schedule for special education cohorts to return to schools is as follows:

  • Nov. 2: Evergreen, Fletcher and Frank West elementary schools, Owens Primary, Cato Middle School and Rafer Community Day School.
  • Nov. 9: Pioneer, Garza, Voorhies, Harding, Horace Mann, Hills, Hort elementary schools.
  • Nov. 16: Pauly, Fremont, Roosevelt, MLK, Casa Loma, Wayside and Nichols elementary schools.
  • Nov. 30: Chavez, Thorner, Longfellow, Noble, Mt. Vernon, Munsey and Harris elementary schools.
  • Dec. 7: McKinley Elementary, Owens Intermediate and Emerson, Sierra and Sequoia middle schools.
  • Dec. 14: Eissler Elementary, Chipman Junior High and Stiern, Washington and Curran middle schools.