School board approves emergency resolution closing schools on March 16 and extending spring break

Story by Haelee Kim
Associate Opinion Editor

Photo by Oscar Walsh
Photo Editor

SPUSD administrators met on Thursday, Mar. 12 to discuss the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and its potential impact on the district. The district and school board agreed to extend spring break from Monday, Mar. 16, until Mar. 27, implementing an emergency resolution.

Superintendent Geoff Yantz sent an email to parents on Mar. 12 about the resolution. SPUSD will provide optional digital and non-digital resources during the spring break for students to use.

“SPUSD will provide guidance soon about supplementary resources, digital and non-digital, that can be used at home to review and reinforce knowledge and skills learned this school year,” Yantz said in the email.

The school will be inaccessible to students during spring break and the administration urges all students to take personal belongings home.

The SPUSD Extended Day Program will also not be in session during spring break.

All athletic events will now be suspended immediately. These protective measures have all been agreed upon by the Rio Hondo League. CIF will also follow these procedures and has shut down the state basketball championships.

Boys volleyball has called off two games, scheduled for Mar. 12 and 25. Both cancellations were initiated by the opposing teams St. Francis and San Gabriel Academy respectively.

This is an ongoing story. All local coronavirus updates can be found here.

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