El Dorado County Office of Education Releases Planning Resources for Reopening Schools
00:00 AM - July 28, 2020
A Message from El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ed Manansala
Dear El Dorado County,
The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) and El Dorado County Public Health (EDC Public Health) have been working together with local school districts to prepare for the reopening of schools for 2020-2021. We will continue to work together to leverage resources and share best practices to operationalize public health guidelines for prevention of COVID-19 in the school environment. These recommendations may change as we learn more and as we continue to find new strategies to prevent the spread of infection in our communities.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to reopening schools across El Dorado County’s 15 districts. Each independent school district will decide how it will reopen schools while working closely with local public health officials and community stakeholders. Implementation should be tailored to the setting of each district and school, including consideration of the unique needs of their students, families, and staff. Information regarding school district plans for the 2020-21 school year will be released by the individual districts.
The information in the document ‘Addressing the Challenges of COVID-19: 2020-21 School Year Planning’ aligns with recommendations from the California Department of Public Health and was developed jointly by EDCOE and EDC Public Health. Reopening schools in these unique times presents a significant challenge, and we are grateful for the collective strength and collaboration of the exceptional educational leaders throughout our county.
The document may be accessed at https://bit.ly/2P6mLCt
Dr. Ed Manansala
El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools