• Matt Esnayra

LBUSD extends home learning til the end of January 2021

LBUSD Superintendent Jill Baker announced Thursday that online-only classes would continue till the end of January 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Why it matters:

LBUSD shut down its campuses on March 16, with students starting online classes on April 20th. In July, Superintendent Baker previously announced that LBUSD would pivot to online-only classes from September 1st through October 5th. However, as coronavirus cases surged and lack of a vaccine on the near horizon, L.A County's second-largest school district with 81,000 students and 84 schools will remain online at least early next year.

What they're saying:

Superintendent Jill Baker said "The health data in long beach has also improved, but still presents significant challenges to returning students to end person learning. That's our difficult decision to extend distance learning. Based on consultation with health officials, we will continue to plan for potential phasing in of some student support services and some limited in-class instruction."

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