Attention parents of school-aged children: the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has voted to begin the 2020-21 school year entirely with distance learning.
Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh writes: "This decision was difficult to make as we know that the best place for students is at school. However, starting out in Distance Learning is necessary given the skyrocketing infection rates across Monterey County and the lack of on-demand testing available to our school community. The health and safety of our students, staff and community is our highest priority and we simply cannot physically reopen schools safely under these conditions."
Please read Superintendent Diffenbaugh's full letter to the community (in English and in Spanish) here. MPUSD and the Superintendent have committed to several steps to support students, parents, and teachers, which is detailed in the letter.