California schools have been rapidly adjusting to new distance learning requirements as well as graduation processes and accountability. Saddleback Valley School District has it's latest developments coming from State Superintended Tony Thurmond's request for waivers under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Here's the shortlist of what's changed, graduation requirements and Tony Thurmond's mission to close the digital divide for students without internet access.
Hi Locals! We know everything has been moving at the speed of light so we wanted to provide a quick recap for you that's easy, quick and factual. This is a three-part installation starting with our favorite city and county: Lake Forest, Orange County!
The California Department of Education held their very first virtual press conference today regarding the $100 million allocated in SB 117 to schools in response to covid-19. The conference included distance learning, special education, emergency grants and when schools can choose to open.
School Testing & Accountability Waiver in Federal Preliminary Approval for 2019-20
Measure M flops in Orange County by 25.58%. Measure M is an Orange County financial measure for Saddleback Valley Unified School District. (SVUSD.) Measure approval would have funneled $495 million into SVUSD schools for repairs and updates.
Saddleback Valley School District officially announced school closures for grades K-12. SVUSD said the closures are a proactive measure to fight the spread of coronavirus, schools will be out of session until March 27. The closure dates are contingent on current conditions.