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Carlsbad Unified board approves distance learning until January

CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved its plan for distance learning for high school and middle school students through January due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The board endured an hours-long meeting on Sept. 23 and also approved allowing students on campus for some extracurricular activities and athletic preparation.

Elementary school students, meanwhile, will return to class as part of a hybrid model, which calls for students on campus two-days per week.

Also, Superintendent Ben Churchill reported at least two staff members tested positive from Sept. 4 through Sept. 18 and another 10 were in quarantine. Eleven of the cases were from Jefferson Elementary School and the one at Hope Elementary School.

Also, more than 100 parents and students protested outside the CUSD office on Sept. 23, calling for the district to reopen the schools. They said by following county health and safety mandates would allow for those who want to return to do so, while others can do virtual learning at Carlsbad Seaside Academy.

The Coast News will provide updates as this story develops. 

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