As the district continues to deal with a difficult year of distance learning – SBCUSD has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America for the district’s initiative in developing a back-to-school plan that keeps students, faculty, and staff safe during a pandemic. Earning the Capella Award for Innovative Communication, this award celebrates ground breaking projects that introduce original ideas tackling challenges in creative, new ways. With Governor Newsom’s April announcement of in-person classes resuming, in a manner of days SBCUSD’s Facilities Department developed an interactive rulebook with information on modified classroom layouts, physical distancing measures, and sanitation requirements. The plan was innovative in the sense that this was new territory, a course uncharted, and critical to the district’s safe return to “normal.”
Although in-person teaching has been postponed for the remainder of 2020, Facilities staff continues to update their back-to-school rule book and looks forward to hitting the ground running when in-person classes ramp up again.