The following letter was issued to parents Thursday by Liberty Union High School District Superintendent Eric Volta saying the soonest the District could open would be October 28, but more likely would be in January.
The following letter to the Board (separate from below) was also published on the LUHSD website with more details.
Here is his letter:
Dear LUHSD Community,
Earlier this week, the data in California’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy”, showed that Contra Costa took a step closer to moving from the Widespread or Purple category to the Substantial or Red category. If the number of positive tests continue to drop or even stay the same, schools in our county could reopen without a waiver in the hybrid model as soon as October 13.
In LUHSD, with the agreements we have made with our labor partners, the soonest we could reopen would be October 28. Because the ability to reopen is becoming more plausible, I made the attached recommendation to the Board regarding the reopening of our schools at the September 23 board meeting.
In short, to balance the physical safety of our employees and students with the academic, social, and emotional health of our students and staff, I recommended to the Board that we set a return date of January 12, or the first “A” day of the second week of the second semester. The Board will consider this recommendation at the October 21 Board Meeting.
By waiting until January, we can continue to focus on our instruction under the distanced learning model for the remainder of the current semester. Furthermore it will allow us to take the necessary measures needed for the physical, emotional, and academic health of our stakeholders moving forward.
I want to thank you all for your understanding and many times, sacrifices during this difficult school year. Our faculty and staff have felt very much supported by our families and it is appreciated.
Eric Volta, Superintendent