On Friday, Liberty Union High School District Superintendent Eric Volta announced that due to safety reason, the District will now start the year in full distance learning.
The change comes after the July 6 Board Meeting where they voted on a hybrid model of instruction which allowed for social distancing, in-person class instruction and inter-personal interactions with all members of the community.
Volta said Friday because of safety reasons, he has the authority through Board Policy to change the regular bell schedule.
The move comes after the surge in COVID-19 cases in the county and inability to quickly identify asymptomatic cases which create an unsafe situation. Many are waiting a week or longer for test results while possibly transmitting the virus to others which is not a safe environment.
Beginning August 10, the Liberty Union High School District will begin the year in full distance learning mode.
The District will release more information regarding the checking out of textbooks and technology and other start of school activities to begin the school year with daily live classes via on-line platforms. Students that have transferred as a result of their desire to not attend school in a hybrid schedule may also return to their original schools.