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Schools in Imperial Valley Will Remain Closed for the Rest of the School Year

-Editorial

In alignment with recommendations from the Governor and State Superintendent of Schools, the Imperial County Office of Education announced the extension of school facility closures through the remainder of the school year.

While this means our school facilities won’t be physically open for students, the school year is not over. Educators across the county are working extremely hard to serve students and families and will continue to do so, the press release said.

“Teams of administrators, teachers, counselors, and staff have been working around the clock to provide meals for students, plan and deliver distance learning, and support the many needs of students.”

These critical services will continue throughout the remainder of the school year. However, the need for safety through social distancing warrants that we keep our school campuses closed to students during this pandemic.

Yesterday, the Imperial County Health Officer issued an “Amended Stay at Home Order” which will remain in effect until further notice.

“We encourage this order to be taken very seriously and are compelled as schools in Imperial County to do our part to support this effort. If our public health circumstances improve and it becomes safe to reopen our school facilities, we will revisit this decision. All of us want to return to school just as quickly as it is reasonably safe to do so.”

 

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