TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Marana Unified School District and Catalina Foothills School District announced their plan for student learning beginning Jan. 2021.
On Thursday, Marana Unified School District Governing Board voted to temporarily transition to remote learning in January 2021.
According to a news release, the administration made its recommendation to the board based on information from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Pima County Health Department.
Officials say the latest data shows our community is experiencing accelerated transmission of the coronavirus. Health officials are expecting the second week of substantial spread in cases per 100,000, percent positivity, and COVID-like Illness.
Even in the MUSD community, the administration says they have seen an increase in staff and student cases and exposures after both the Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break.
The approval means students will begin remote learning on Monday, Jan. 4 with a plan to return to a hybrid model on Monday, Jan. 25.
School officials say the remote learning period would allow for staff, students, and community members that may have been exposed to COVID-19 during the holidays a time to quarantine.
Parents and community members can watch the special meeting on MUSD’s YouTube channel.
Catalina Foothills School District also made an announcement regarding learning in January. Officials say they will remain in hybrid learning as of Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.