Education

Schools Close Amid Coronavirus Concerns

The Fullerton School District Boardmembers voted in an emergency meeting held at 9pm on March 13 to close all schools beginning Monday, March 16.

Fullerton School District will be closed for eight weeks from March 16 through May 10, tentatively reopening on Monday, May 11. However that date may again change based on the COVID-19 situation. visit www.fullertonsd.org.

Fullerton High School District schools will be closed through March 19 though that may change see www.fjuhsd.org for updates.

This is out of an abundance of caution, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, and with guidance from local, state, and federal public health experts. The district has applied for continuing ADA (Average Daily Attendance) funding through the state emergency program so financial loss to the schools will not be a problem.

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The district will continue to offer breakfast and lunch to all children under the age of 18 through curbside pick up at all school sites from 11am to 1pm.

The district has many learning resources and more information and updates available online at www.fullertonsd.org. For families without home Internet access, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days. Please call 1-844-488-8395.

The Fullerton Joint Union High School District also announced that its schools will be closing and moving to a distance learning model through at least March 30. Visit www.fjuhsd.org for updates.

Both CSUF and Fullerton College have also closed and moved to online instruction for the time being.

These local schools join hundreds of others across the state and the nation that are closing due to the outbreak.

The OC Board of Ed supports school closures but each district is making their own decision. OC Healthcare Agency will give daily updates at 5pm on the number of cases and also resources and recommendations for dealing with Coronavirus are available by calling 1-800-564-8448 and by visiting www.ochealthinfo.com.

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