GUSD Creates Committee for Determining School Life During the Pandemic

Glendale Unified School District released a statement on where they stand with COVID-19. They have created an advisory committee of trusted members of the healthcare community to meet monthly to discuss the safest options to move forward with for students and employees during the pandemic. By following guidelines from the California and Los Angeles Departments of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, Glendale Unified is preparing a meticulous process of return for students with the highest needs of on-campus instruction. Over the past couple of months, the district has provided on-campus childcare, and in-person classes for high need students, which are done either one on one or in small groups. Glendale Unified Board President Dr. Armina Gharpetian said, “State and county health departments are the drivers for reopening schools, but many operational decisions are left to the local level. By convening a Healthcare Partners Advisory, we have an opportunity to run these decisions by trusted partners in the healthcare industry to ensure we are acting in the best interest of student and employee health and safety”. The superintendent of Glendale Unified, Dr. Vivian Ekchian emphasized that the health and safety of students are their top priority.

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