Butte County is on the COVID State Watch List. As a result, all schools in Butte County are required to begin school in a distance learning or online format. Last week Butte County Public Health shared the Elementary School Waiver process by which elementary schools (grades TK-6 only) can apply to provide in-person instruction. There are many requirements that must be met prior to applying for the waiver. These requirements include safety measures as well as consultation with staff, parents and community members.
Once school is underway, school sites can facilitate discussions with staff, parents, and community to explore the level of support at each school site for submitting an elementary school waiver.
While we are currently mandated to begin school in a distance learning format, we all look forward to the safe return of our students to our campuses and classrooms. In the meantime, we are dedicated to providing quality online instruction and supports systems to serve and engage our students while Butte County is on the State’s monitoring list.