The Santa Barbara Unified School District has decided against seeking waivers for reopening its elementary schools.
The decision means there won’t be in-person learning at those schools for most students. Instruction will be online for most students. But there will be in-person learning for small groups of students who are struggling with distance learning.
“We surveyed our community partners as well as our elementary staff and families and learned that there was not overwhelming support for reopening elementary schools under the waiver,” Superintendent Hilda Maldonado said in a statement Monday night. “Furthermore, the majority of our elementary staff members did not support the waiver.”
Watch for further coverage this week in the Santa Barbara News-Press.