Re-Opening School Update

Dear Vallecito Community,
As we work to safely reopen our schools for daily in-person learning for our students our strategy has been to work with our parent/staff committee to produce a strong and effective reopening plan. This plan has been completed and is moving forward to the School Board this Wednesday evening for their approval. Once this plan is approved the Board will set a date for students to return to school so that we can execute the plan. This strategy only works if Calaveras County remains in the RED status or lower. Should our County move to the more serious PURPLE status, our ability to open school will only be allowed through a waiver process that includes approval by our County Office of Education, County Department of Public Health and the California Department of Education. At present we are being told that this process will take from 20 to 45 days. In reality, if our County moves to PURPLE status the decision to open school is effectively removed from our School Board. We will work to keep you informed as this process unfolds.
Jim Frost