CUSD board to hold meetings to clarify fall semester

The Claremont Unified School District Board of Supervisors has rescheduled and restructured tomorrow’s virtual community meetings in an effort to assuage working parents who had voiced concern over their timing.

The meetings are now being combined into two identical presentations and Q and A sessions—the first from 9 to 11 a.m. and the second session from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. Parents and caregivers of all CUSD students from PK through 12th grades are invited to attend either meeting.

A link to the Zoom meetings will be posted on CUSD’s website, by 7:30 a.m. July 30.

The meetings will offer information and clarification on the upcoming school year. They will include an overview on instruction, including the three options for student online education; special education; mental health; childcare; athletics; and extracurricular/co-curricular activities. Questions will be taken following the presentations.

The meetings had previously been broken out into two daytime sessions, one for PK through sixth grades and the second for seventh through 12th grades.

On July 15 the CUSD board voted unanimously to heed county health directives and go to an online only model for its fall semester, which begins September 2. The vote followed more than two hours of public comment, much of it supportive of the anticipated move and some vociferously against.


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