OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) – Some students in Oceanside will be allowed to return to campuses for in-person learning starting in March.
On Tuesday evening, the Oceanside Unified School District’s school board voted in favor of allowing kindergarten-5th grade students to get back into classrooms for in-person instruction.
Special education students will be allowed back starting March 8; the rest of the elementary school students are allowed to return on March 15.
The decision was made hours after a group of parents held a protest that called for a return to in-person learning. The parents said they felt it was safe for all students to return to schools.
When it comes to Oceanside Unified’s secondary students, the district said they will not be allowed back on campuses until San Diego County is out of the purple tier in the state’s reopening system.
A district spokesperson sent ABC 10News this statement that read, in part: “We absolutely empathize with our entire community and know that this global pandemic has been challenging for everyone. One common ground that we all share is our deep desire to return out students to in-person instruction as quickly as practicable following health and safety guidelines.”