CDE suggests schools focus on distance learning for remainder of year



Students walk to their classrooms near the administration building after lunch.


RJUHSD has not extended the site closures past May 1 despite CA superintendent of public instruction Tony Thurmond’s message to local officials stating, “it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year.”

Without a state mandate, the decision to extend school closures will ultimately be up to the RJUHSD Board of Trustees.

“I believe it’s premature to declare the schools close for the rest of the school year,” said board member Scott Huber. “Whether or not the current closure date of May 1 will remain in place or be extended will be based on the best scientific evidence we have when the time comes to make a decision. The moment for that decision is not upon us.”

Eye of the Tiger reached out to RJUHSD superintendent Denise Herrmann and RHS principal Nicholas Richter but has not received a response at the time of this article’s publication.