BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) – On Friday the Bakersfield City School District announced that it is pushing back the return of personal education from March to April.
In a letter to the BCSD community, Superintendent Doc Ervin said the district received new guidelines Friday afternoon that changed the previous plan. He didn’t say exactly what this new guide was.
On Tuesday, the Bakersfield City School District posted a letter to its staff that it plans to return to personal education on March 15, with staff expected to return on March 10.
Now the district is aiming for April 6th for teachers to return, with Special Education and PK-2 classes returning on April 8th. Grades 3-6 would return on April 12th. Junior high and middle schools cannot open until the county moves to the red row. These grades remain in distance learning.
Ervin reiterated the primary focus of BCSD on “providing our students and staff with a safe and healthy learning environment,” while emphasizing the district’s commitment to bringing students back to campus for the 2020-21 school year.
You can read the full letter below:
BCSD Community Letter with revised information on returning to school