Over the last two weeks, the Long Beach Unified School District has scrambled to transform its 80 separate campuses into one online hub.
The Long Beach Unified School District’s campuses are closed until at least May 3, but the district’s more than 70,000 students still have access to online instruction and vital services including free meals.
The district will also be distributing more information on home-learning plans on Monday, and students will be able to pick up Chromebooks to complete the work on Wednesday.
Longtime district head Chris Steinhauser is set to retire at the end of the school year, and the LBUSD has spent the last few months holding community input forums and searching for his replacement.
Other major details about the rest of this school year have yet to be figured out, mostly because of the uncertainty about how long the closure in Long Beach and around the state will actually last.
The campuses are empty, but the Long Beach Unified School District is trying to make sure that the students’ bellies are still full.
Local high schools will continue to play league events only, with no spectators allowed in.
We’re joined by Long Beach Post journalist Jeremiah Dobruck to talk false alarms and the difficult decisions for schools and other organizations moving forward.
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