Latrobe School District Enters a Promising School Year
10:30 AM - October 02, 2020
The Latrobe School District (LSD), located south of El Dorado Hills, is home to two small school sites – Latrobe Elementary and Miller’s Hill Schools. School officials have been working diligently to make improvements to the sites, even during a debilitating pandemic. “I am so proud of our team and their commitment to our schools,” Natalie Miller, LSD Superintendent expressed. “These are uncertain and challenging times, and LSD has stepped up to enhance our facilities.”
During a Special Board Meeting on September 22, LSD’s Director of Maintenance, Aaron Bryant, and Board Members Geene Alhady, Scot Yarnell and Janet Saitman toured both sites to witness the developments that will help educators and student thrive. Trustees also explored new outdoor hand washing stations, major upgrades to the student bathrooms and plumbing replacements at Latrobe School. “The steps we are taking to ensure our students and staff are safe will not only benefit us during the current health crisis but also provide an improved infrastructure for our students in the years to come,” said Geene Alhady, LSD school board president.
The PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) have created additional challenges for several schools during the beginning of this school year. Generators have been installed at both LSD sites to run water systems. If and when they lose power, LSD schools will now be able to conduct lessons because of their ability to obtain water. This has been a challenge for the schools in the past. During PSPS events last school year, LSD had to shut their doors to students due to this problem.
LSD schools opened full-time to staff and students on August 17. Students remain in separate cohort groups of no more than 40 students throughout the day, including lunches and recesses. All staff and students in grades 3-8 are required to wear cloth face masks, and they are recommended for students in TK-2. Cloth masks are required for bus riders. A Distance Learning option is available to attend live instruction via Zoom and Google Classroom. For more information about LSD schools, visit www.latrobe.k12.ca.us