SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – California’s 1,037 school districts had to shift quickly into emergency mode with distance learning strategies when schools were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Distance learning has been hit-and-miss statewide but, according to the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, there is a determination to keep going.
“We can’t hide or duck from the challenges, we have to move forward,” Thurmond said Wednesday.
Thurmond said the challenges are huge, including how to determine exactly when schools will reopen.
He also said state officials cannot dictate reopening dates.
Instead, state officials are monitoring how different school districts are choosing dates and then learning the reasons behind those decisions. Then they share that information with the districts that have