Buena Park School District’s Board of Education will confirm on Oct. 26 when it expects to open all schools for in-person instruction, a decision based on review of the latest health data.
Tentatively, the District is considering Monday, Nov. 9 as its first day of classroom instruction, according to Superintendent Dr. Ramon Miramontes, who outlined the reopening plan along with safety protocols during an Oct. 12 board meeting.
Safety protocols for the reopening include transparent face shields, face masks, hand sanitizer, COVID-19 testing, quarantine areas and mental health assistance for students, teachers and staff.
“Our number one priority is student and staff safety, and this reopening plan takes a proactive step toward getting our kids and families back to their normal school schedule while ensuring everyone remains safe,” Miramontes said.
Miramontes said the Nov. 9 date depends on Buena Park and Orange County maintaining or improving their level of COVID-19 cases, as reported by the Orange County Health Agency. If case numbers and positive test percentages rise significantly, the District will remain in the distance learning instructional model.
The tentative reopening date was selected in coordination with the reopening plans of area high school districts and after a survey of District parents.