AUSD Targets March 8 to Reopen Public Schools

AUSD Targets March 8 to Reopen Public Schools

Sun Staff Reports

In a Jan. 22 letter to parents, Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) superintendent Pasquale Scuderi outlined circumstances surrounding a planned partial reopening of the city’s public schools.

At its Tuesday, Jan. 26 meeting, the AUSD Board of Trustees discussed schedules for schools, should they partially reopen on the Monday, March 8, target date.

Applying for state funds was also on the table at last Tuesday’s school district’s meeting: both the requirements and the Feb. 1 deadline imposed by the state’s “Safe Schools for All” plan.

In order qualify for state funds to support reopening, AUSD must show that it is prepared to provide

Biweekly testing of all staff and students if the COVID-19 case rate is less than 14 cases/100,000 residents

Weekly testing of all staff and students if the case rate rises above 14 cases/100,000 resident

In his letter, Scuderi assured parents that the district is working to secure contracts with COVID-19 test providers.

“(We are) dedicating significant time and attention to have this process in place ahead of March 8,” he assured parents.