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California Department of Education Releases How-To Guide for Reopening Schools [downloadable]

California’s Department of Education (CDE) released a detailed how-to guide on how to safely reopen schools in the age of face masks and physical distancing.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said the 55-page manual titled “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” will serve as a road map of recommendations for school districts as they prepare for the return of classes and work with their local public health officials to navigate next steps.

In CDE’s guidance, educational leaders will find recommendations for face coverings, physical distancing, and symptom screening should schools plan to provide some form of in-person instruction and distance learning. The document will also provide in-depth considerations for designing high-quality and equitable instructional practices for all students.

Thurmond said many parents have also expressed an interest in continuing online learning, which will be incorporated. Schools across California have been closed since mid-March when Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay-at-home order due to the pandemic.

Excerpted from “California schools chief releases guidelines for safe reopening of state schools” by CBS News. Read the full article.

Download a PDF of the guidelines.

Source: CBS | California schools chief releases guidelines for safe reopening of state schools, https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/education/california-schools-chief-releases-guidelines-for-safe-reopening-of-state-schools | © 2020 KFMB-TV

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