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School districts closing amid the coronavirus

Posted at 6:47 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 09:14:06-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — On Sunday Governor Gavin Newsom announced that Kern County was the only district, among 25 of the largest districts in California, to remain open during the coronavirus.

Less than 24 hours later, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools announced recommendations that school districts in the county close by Wednesday. Since then, several districts have announced closures.

*For more information, visit your school district's website*

Here's a list of the following closures and when those closures are set to start:

  • Tehachapi Unified School District, closure starting Wednesday
  • Mojave Unified School District, closed Monday for Spring Break, not expected to resume until April 14.
  • Rio Bravo-Greeley Union School District, closure starting Wednesday
  • Delano Joint Union High School District , closure starting Wednesday
  • Greenfield Union School District, closure starting Wednesday
  • Fairfax School District, closure starting Wednesday
  • Panama-Buena Vista Union School District, closure starting Wednesday
  • Bakersfield City School District, closure starting Wednesday
  • Sierra Sands Unified School District, closure starting Tuesday
  • Taft City School District, closure starting Wednesday
  • Taft Unified School District, closure starting Wednesday
  • Grimmway Academy in Arvin and Shafter, closure starting Wednesday
  • McFarland Unified School District, closure starting Wednesday
  • Delano Unified School District, closure starting Wednesday

Some individual schools announced they will be canceling classes:

  • Bakersfield Christian High School, closure starting Monday
  • St. John's Lutheran School, closure starting Monday

KCSOS said that they do not recommend schools reopen before April 14.