Parents express concern with distance learning in Riverside

Menifee Union School District announced it will begin the school year with distance learning in August, following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s July 17 announcement that all counties on the state’s COVID-19 watchlist, including Riverside County, will not be permitted to have students return to campus unless the county can go 14 days without any new COVID-19 cases. “In the coming weeks, we will continue to provide the details of virtual learning and the opening of the school year, currently scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12,” superintendent Gary Rutherford said in a news release. “We encourage you to check your email and visit our website at for updates.” Menifee resident Silvia Simmons has three children who will be attending Boulder Ridge Elementary School
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