BUSD Releases Initial Plans for Fall Instruction

The Burbank Unified School District’s Reopening Committee remained hard at work before and after the July 4 holiday and has unveiled its overview for the upcoming school year.
The committee comprising board of education members, district staff, teachers and administrators released a detailed plan of its much-discussed hybrid model, which calls for students’ instruction to be partly on site and partly distance learning. Families will also have the option of full distance learning if they have health safety concerns. In fact, the hybrid model could be shelved and distance learning for all students could be instituted if COVID-19 pandemic conditions so dictate.
Guidelines from the state, Los Angeles County and Centers for Disease Control were taken into consideration during development of the reopening plan. School is scheduled to open on Monday, Aug. 17.
Four areas on which the committee focused were instruction, social and emotional learning, operations, and family and community engagement.
In a survey released in June, nearly 75% of parents at all levels were interested in a hybrid model, but the results also revealed that most were concerned about appropriate education and enrichment, balancing work and supporting a child and safety.
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