SMUHSD Fall Plans Emphasize Distance Learning: Report

Gideon Rubin

SAN MATEO, CA — The San Mateo Union High School District is leaning heavily towards keeping classes in cyberspace amid the COVID-19 pandemic when schools reopen in the fall, The San Mateo Daily Journal reports.

The district Board of Trustees reached a tentative decision on June 25 to keep most classes online, the report said.

The decision underscores the uncertainty surrounding the spread of the coronavirus and the potential of a second wave to wreak havoc.

“It is the best, safest model for us,” Superintendent Kevin Skelly said of the decision to keep classes online, according to report.

Teachers had argued for online learning as parents pushed for in-person classes, the report said.

Teachers will hold classes using platforms such as Zoom students will be expected to adhere to structured schedule with daily periods, the report said.

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This article originally appeared on the San Mateo Patch