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Porterville Unified School District announces closure for remainder of school year

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 20:53:08-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — The Porterville Unified School District announced its schools will remain closed for the remainder of 2019-2020 school year.

According to a letter sent by Superintendent Dr. Nate Nelson, "out of an abundance of concern for the health and safety of our students and staff, Porterville Unified School District has determined our school sites will not reopen for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year and that we will put all of our resources into continuing to enhance our delivery of education through distance learning."

Nelson said that the district is following guidance from the state and this most recent information reinforces what has already been in place in PUSD following our original announcement of school campus closures. The district is working on providing distance learning courses online while its schools are closed.

"Please know that should we receive updated direction from government officials and healthcare experts that conditions have improved to the point where schools can reopen, we will be ready to enthusiastically welcome back our students."