Below are the most recent updates on how coronavirus is affecting California’s schools and colleges. Scroll down for more in-depth reports, including a detailed Q&A.
As of Wednesday, March 11, 12 am
The Los Angeles Unified school board voted Tuesday to declare a state of emergency across the district, authorizing superintendent Austin Beutner to take “any and all actions necessary” in response to the coronavirus. No immediate actions were taken Tuesday but Beutner now has the ability to unilaterally close schools, relocate students or take any other steps he deems necessary. The emergency powers also allow him to enter into any contract for any dollar amount without going through the usual approval process. — Michael Burke
California Community Colleges
The San Jose Evergreen Community College District suspended in-person classes at San José City College, Evergreen Valley College, and the Milpitas College Extension from Wednesday, March 11, until Monday, March 16. When classes resume on March 16, they will be offered in an online or other distance learning format, to the extent possible, and remain in this alternate mode of delivery through at least April 6.
Mission College in Santa Clara is suspending in-person classes from March 11 and continuing into April. Classes will resume in waves on March 16, March 23, and April 6 as online courses or with alterations. Lists of classes will be published on the college website and through direct communications from instructors. — Smita Patel