TVUSD superintendent: Return to in-person learning for K-5 tentatively set for March 15 Middle and high school students will wait until April 5 at the earliest

Temecula Valley Unified School District set a tentative reopening date of Monday, March 15, for in-person K-5 classrooms at the school board meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 16, as coronavirus case numbers in Riverside County continue to trend downward. Valley News/Will Fritz file photo
Jodi McClay, superintendent of Temecula Valley Unified School District, said she expects elementary students will be allowed to return to in-person learning in March, she told the district’s school board during their meeting Tuesday, Feb. 16. With coronavirus case numbers in Riverside County continuing to trend downward, McClay said the district is anticipating the county will soon be under the case rate threshold required to begin reopening K-5 classrooms. As of the meeting Feb. 16, Riverside County had a COVID-19 case rate of 28.8 per 100,000. K-5 classrooms can begin reopening once a county has remained under a case rate of 25 per 100,000 for five days. McClay said district staff were tentatively planning on a start date Monday, March 15, for K-5 students. “This date giv
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