BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — On Friday, the Bakersfield City School District announced that it was pushing back the return of in-person education from March to April.
In a letter sent to the BCSD community, Superintendent Doc Ervin said the district received new guidance Friday afternoon that altered the previous plan. He did not say specifically what that new guidance was.
On Tuesday, the Bakersfield City School District announced in a letter to its staff that it was planning on returning to in-person education on March 15th, with staff returning on March 10th.
Now, the district is targeting an April 6th date for teachers to return, with Special Education and PK-2 grades returning on April 8th. Grades 3-6 would return on April 12th. Junior High and Middle Schools are unable to open until the county moves into the red tier. Those grades will remain in distance learning.
Ervin once again reiterated that the primary focus of BCSD is "to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for our students and staff" while also emphasizing the district's commitment to return students back to campus for the 2020-21 school year.
You can read the full letter below: