Bakersfield Metropolis College District is discussing a return to the classroom

BAKERSFIELD – It’s already been a year of home learning, but Bakersfield City School District Assistant Superintendent Mark Luque believes the rest of 2020 and the start of 2021 will be more the same.

“I think we’d be lucky if we see red again before February, just my thoughts,” said Luque.

The county must be in the red row for 14 consecutive days in order for the children to return to school. At the meeting of the BCSD board on Tuesday evening, Superintendent Doc Ervin reflected Luques’ concerns.

“Even if we hit the red mark. We’ll need two more weeks to prepare and notify staff, parents and students,” said Ervin.

By that point, Luque said he had returned 66 standalone classrooms across the district, and another half is expected to return between November 30 and December 14.

When Kern County gets back on the red line, BCSD says a hybrid model will already be ready. This plan won’t be finalized until December.

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