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Panama-Buena Vista Union School District holds emergency meeting to discuss school closure

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 18:47:35-04

Panama-Buena Vista Union School District Board of Trustees announced that following an emergency meeting they had authorized the Superintendent to declare school closures if necessary. The school district will begin planning on a district-wide closure. An announcement on any possible closure will be made on or before Friday, March 20th.
The statement read in full:

The Panama-Buena Vista Union School District Board of Trustees met in an emergency session meeting Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 7:15-7:30 a.m. and unanimously voted to authorize the Superintendent to declare school closures, if necessary or directed, based on the recent and ongoing guidance issued by the following agencies: The Governor of California, California Department of Public Health, Kern County Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Office of the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.

Beginning this week, the District will adjust the academic calendar to reflect three minimum days, (Wednesday schedule) from Wednesday to Friday, March 18, 19, 20, for the purpose of consideration and planning with all staff for the possibility of district-wide closures due to public health concerns. An announcement for the schedule after March 20 will be made on or before Friday, March 20.

At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kern County. The safety of our students, staff and community is our #1 priority and we will remain open until further notice.