Community Update


March 3, 2021

Members of the Community Served by Jurupa Unified School District:

This communication is a follow-up to our March 1, 2021 communication.

In order to make a well-informed decision, allow the community to understand the proposed reopening legislation (AB/SB86) and JUSD’s plan to meet its requirements, the Board of Education has made the decision to have Administration present the plan publicly in regard to in-person learning with distance learning options at the March 8, 2021 Board Meeting. The Board wants to ensure that all viewpoints are heard in regard to the reopening, and take due deliberation.

The Board has called for a Special Meeting on March 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. to take action on an in-person learning plan with distance learning options. A public announcement will be made following the decision of the Board.

Both meetings will be held in person at the Benita B. Roberts Education Center and streamed via YouTube Live. The public may make comments in person or electronically. Links for electronic submission will be posted on the agendas. Per Board Policy BB9323, the public comment section is limited to 3 minutes per speaker and 20 minutes per topic, however for these meetings the topic limit will be increased to 90 minutes.

Respectfully,
Elliott Duchon
Superintendent​

March 1, 2021, 

Members of the Community Served by Jurupa Unified School District:​

The Jurupa Unified School District Board of Education is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff and community. We have been required to maintain distance learning in accordance with Public Health guidelines and regulations. We have also operated small cohorts for special education students, learning pods for elementary and middle school students and sports conditioning. In all of these activities, we have taken the utmost care to protect our students and staff.

Case rates of COVID-19 have dropped in Riverside County and school districts have been notified that they may reopen for in-person instruction. Schools must adhere to guidelines from the California Department of Public Health and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Since schools were closed last year the district has developed a reopening plan and a COVID protection plan. Staff and community members were an integral part of the process, student and staff safety were the key drivers along with providing the highest quality education during times of distance learning.

Now that we have permission to reopen, the Board of Education is ready to consider providing in-person​ instruction. This plan will be presented to the Board at the March 8, 2021 meeting and the Board will determine whether in-person learning will be reinstated this school year. The meeting will be a zoom meeting and will take place at 6:00 p.m., the link will be posted on the district website.