Panama-Buena Vista Union School District set to reopen

Posted at 10:27 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 13:27:39-04

The Panama-Buena Vista Union School District announced Friday that it would officially reopen starting on October 28th.

In a statement, the school district board of trustees said that it had given Superintendent Kaite Russell the authority to reopen the school.

"Superintendent Russell is declaring Panama-Buena Vista Union School District officially reopen in phases October 28, 2020, while adhering to California Department of Public Health guideline to best monitor the health and safety of students and staff."

The school district had recently announced a road map for reopening schools, but have now tentatively assigned dates to each phase.

"While we prefer students to be in school with all of the normalcy, learning, and social/emotional support it provides, the safety of our students and staff is paramount as we move forward with students at the center of our thinking. As we begin this phased-in approach, parents will have the choice to return to in-person in a blended model, or continue with distance learning."

Parents and students can read the full plan on the PBVUSD website.