Brentwood Union School District Superintendent Dana Eaton said Thursday that the School Board voted April 7 to direct the school district to plan for a full reopening of all schools for the 2021-22 school year.
Citing Governor Newsom’s announcement that California will move away from its color-coded tier system onJune15th, provided that current trends in vaccinations and hospitalizations hold, the School Board wanted to communicate this news with families.
“While we are expecting that there will still be health department directed safety requirements like masks, we are very excited to have all of our students back on campus,” stated Eaton in a letter to parents
At the same meeting, the Board of Education also gave direction to spend a significant amount of one-time money on providing academic intervention and counseling support for at-risk students.
Among other supports, the district will be hiring additional intervention teachers, developing an intervention-based in-person summer school program for at-risk students and English Learners and providing additional counselors at every school to support students over the next two years.
“We are committed to fully returning to school with robust supports in place for all students. While we will continue to do everything we can to promote and maintain a safe campus, we realize that some families may be concerned about returning to school. We are currently developing additional options for families that will allow for virtual and remote learning along with home schooling,” stated Eaton.
The District will be communicating soon on a potential summer school program and alternative education.