When the new academic school year begins for the Santa Clara County Unified School District next month, students will be taking their classes remotely from home.
On Saturday, the district made the announcement after looking over numerous options. However, due to a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. they determined it was impossible to bring students safely back into the classroom.
“Every family will be able to choose from distance learning, hybrid learning, in-person learning, and independent study for the 2020-2021 school year,” the statement read. “However, due to the recent increases in COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County, and out of concern for the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community, all students will start the school year in distance learning.”
Santa Clara County health Dr. Sara Cody also issued a YouTube statement Saturday, warning that other difficult decisions about reopening within the county and lifting COVID-19 restrictions may be ahead.