STOCKTON (CBS13) — Schools in the Stockton Unified School District won’t be reopening for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year due to the coronavirus, officials announced on Thursday.
The move comes after state and county leaders recommended that schools to prepare to stay closed over coronavirus concerns.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested In Fatal West Sacramento Shooting Identified As Ernesto Gonzalez
“The health and safety of our school communities is our number one priority,” said Stockton Unified School District Superintendent John E. Deasy in a statement on Thursday.READ MORE: City Of Sacramento Employee Covid Vaccine Numbers Released: Nearly 80 Percent Vaccinated
While campuses will remain closed, classes will go on in a distance-learning format.MORE NEWS: Threats Prompt Safety Precautions At Sacramento-Area Schools
District officials are asking students and families to watch for information on how grades, graduation ceremonies, transcripts, scholarships, and other school business will be handled.