With the authority granted to me by our Board of Education through an emergency resolution, I am closing PAUSD school buildings for classroom instruction for the remainder of the 2020 school year. We will discuss summer school at a later date.
We empathize with students who were holding out hope for a return this year. Most people knew that reopening this year was unlikely given the challenges facing our nation and a virus still spreading rapidly. At a minimum, I hope a definitive answer can provide a degree of relief. While our classrooms are closed, teaching and learning continues. Distribution of meals will also continue during the classroom closures. Please continue to work hard and prepare for a triumphant return in the future.
Superintendent of Schools