South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education Approves Emergency Resolution
Declaration Gives Superintendent the Power to Take Action and Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (March 12, 2020) – Earlier tonight, South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) Board of Education convened an emergency meeting wherein it approved a resolution that gives Superintendent Geoff Yantz the power to take appropriate action in response to coronavirus.
The declaration recognizes the existence of an on-going public health emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak and puts the decision-making in the hands of Superintendent Yantz. Yantz now has the authority to close any or all schools, modify school and work schedules, and/or cancel or modify any activities, programs, or courses. The resolution also states that the measures within are necessary for the immediate welfare of the schools and pupils.
“These are unprecedented times and now more than ever we need to be nimble in our response to this global pandemic,” says Board President Dr. Michele Kipke. ”This resolution gives Dr. Yantz the authority to immediately respond and take the steps necessary to ensure we protect the health and welfare of our students, their families and this community.”
In light of these developments, the District will continue to share information about its decisions regarding spring break and the effects on the school year calendar with families and employees as soon as possible. Parents should make alternate plans for when schools are not in session, including plans for any students who participate in the SPUSD Extended Day Program.
About South Pasadena Unified School District
Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California. Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level. The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.
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