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Taft City School District board votes to continue distance learning

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Posted at 10:02 AM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 13:02:27-04

TAFT, Calif. — The Taft City School District board has approved their school re-opening plan. By a unanimous vote, the board approved a recommendation by the district's superintendent.

According to a letter on its website beginning August 17th, all students in the district will continue a distance learning education model in the future.

"According to the recent release from the California Department of Public Health, the in-person reopening criteria lists that any district that has been on their County’s monitoring list within the last 14 days must conduct distance learning only with students, until the district has been off the monitoring list for at least 14 days. Kern County is currently on the monitoring list in the state of California, and for that reason the Taft City School District will implement Distance Learning only with all students beginning on August 17, 2020," said the letter.

When it is safe to return to campus the district says it is prepared to transition to a hybrid learning model consisting of students attending school in person and continuing distance learning from home as well.