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Vista Unified School District secondary schools pivot to virtual learning

Posted at 12:33 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 09:03:21-05

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Vista Unified School District announced Tuesday that its secondary schools would be pivoting back to virtual learning until the end of winter break.

The decision only applies to district middle and high schools; students will have to finish the next three weeks of instruction virtually.

Vista's elementary schools will continue with in-person learning.

According to the latest community update on the district's website, the reason for the pause in in-person learning is based on the recent increase in the spread of COVID-19 "globally, nationally, regionally and locally."

It goes on to say, "While Vista Unified has seen no evidence of the virus spreading within the school environment after 26 days of instruction in the Vista Classic learning model, the impact of the virus within our community is causing staffing challenges for teachers, instructional assistants, custodians, and other employees."

The school board has a meeting scheduled for Dec. 15 to revisit the situation and discuss possible adjustments for the second half of the school year.