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– The Castro Valley Unified school board may consider returning to in-person education sometime mid-January. Superintendent Parvin Ahmadi gave the CVUSD school board an update on the “roadmap to reopening” that included a robust discussion on moving forward with a plan to return to in-person education. The board directed district staff to check on the feasibility to reopen schools mid-January, contingent upon whether the district has health and safety measures in place. Also discussed were results from a distance learning survey with feedback from 3,927 parents. One of the slides from the presentation indicated that 26.9% of parents do not plan to allow their child to physically return to school while 73.1% plan to. The Alameda County Health Department released updated shelter in place info allowing the reopening of middle and high schools as early as November 9. Alameda County announced elementary schools would be allowed to reopen for in-class instruction on or after October 13. The CVUSD board will hold a special virtual meeting on November 12 at 4 PM to revisit the issue and potentially set that reopening date in mid-January.

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