Kern County Superintendent of Schools Mary C. Barlow announced that she is recommending Kern County’s 47 school districts extend public school closures through at least May 1 to help contain the spread of COVID-19, according to a news release. And parents everywhere reacted accordingly.
The announcement comes after consultation with Kern County Public Health Services and in light of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order. They made the announcement live and had this to say…
“KCSOS’s leadership team and Kern’s 47 district superintendents are meeting daily through Zoom video conferencing and are problem solving in real time,” said Mary Barlow. “We are learning from one another, adjusting plans daily and will be ready for any eventuality, including school closures beyond the May 1, 2020, recommendation. We hope it does not come to that, but we will be prepared, if the governor and/or public health officials advise that school closures should be extended as we move forward.”
County public schools were initially meant to reopen on April 14th according to the alarm set in my calendar.
Kern County’s 47 school districts have been closed since last Week and have provided remote learning, and “grab-and-go” meal distribution. Kern County schools will continue these services during the extended school closures.
Bakersfield City and Greenfield Union school districts announced the first day back for students will be May 5th.