Elementary School Waiver Requests Being Accepted in San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo County Health Department began accepting waiver applications last week from local elementary schools seeking to return to live instruction in the fall. The review process takes about one week, according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune

“We will continue to prioritize and prepare for safe in-person learning for elementary school students as provided for in the state’s guidance,” County Superintendent of Schools James Brescia said in a news release about the waiver process. “We have also asked the state to allow in-person instruction to populations with special needs under certain conditions.”

State rules prohibit schools from reopening their campuses until they have been off the state’s watchlist for a period of 14 days. However, grades six and under can apply to bypass the rule in consultation with the superintendent, parent and community organizations, and organized labor.


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