Bakersfield Metropolis Faculty District with gradual reopening plans

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – On Tuesday, the Bakersfield City School District decided to move ahead with plans to gradually reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

The district announced Tuesday evening that on-campus learning has already begun for some students at College Heights Elementary and Compton Junior High. Other schools will return to campus next month.

After the district of Kern switched to the red row earlier this month, the school districts were able to start bringing the students back to campus.

According to the district reopening schedule approved earlier this month, the next round of reopening in the district will begin on November 2nd. The new resolution, approved on Tuesday, calls for students in special education programs, nursing youth, homeless students and English learners to be brought back to campus first.

The schedule for the return of special school cohorts to schools is as follows:

  • November 2: Evergreen, Fletcher and Frank West Elementary Schools, Owens Primary, Cato Middle School and Rafer Community Day School.
  • November 9: Pioneer, Garza, Voorhies, Harding, Horace Mann, Hills, Hort Elementary Schools.
  • November 16: Pauly, Fremont, Roosevelt, MLK, Casa Loma, Wayside, and Nichols Elementary Schools.
  • November 30: Chavez, Thorner, Longfellow, Noble, Mt. Elementary Schools in Vernon, Munsey, and Harris.
  • December 7: McKinley Elementary, Owens Intermediate and Emerson, Sierra and Sequoia Middle Schools.
  • December 14: Eissler Elementary, Chipman Junior High and Stiern, Washington and Curran Middle Schools.

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