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McFarland Unified School District Board of Education approves phased reopening plan

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 00:53:56-04

The McFarland Unified School District Board of Education has approved a phased plan to physically reopen schools this fall during its meeting held Tuesday night.

The district will physically open on August 5 with alternating schedules for kindergarten and first-grade students. The remaining students will continue with distance learning until the next phases open.

There are four total phases for physically reopening all of the schools in the district.

“The District is looking forward to having our students and staff safely return for in-person instruction next school year. I’m pleased that the Board of Trustees approved the framework to reopen school in phases, that allow us to achieve that in a way that is both safe and effective," said Superintendent Resendez.

District officials said September 14 is a possible target date to evaluate whether additional students can return to campuses.

“We felt the phased plan to reopen our schools made sense for our students and community. It focuses on getting our youngest kids back to class first and continues adding grades until everyone is receiving in-person instruction," said McFarland Unified School District Board President, Jim Beltran.

To learn more about the phased reopening of McFarland schools, please visit the McFarland Unified School District’s website.