Wednesday, July 29, 2009

State Approves ‘07 Fire Closure Days

Back in October 2007, our district and all the others in San Diego County were closed for several days because of wildfires in the area.

We have finally received the official word from the state Department of Education that our request for these emergency days has been approved. With this official approval, the students’ days do not have to be made up, and the state has credited us for the lost funds.

This year, the same waiver has been submitted on behalf of Kearny and San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), which were closed for three days due to the H1N1 virus.

We anticipate that this request will also be approved, based on the Education Code allowance for declared local state of emergencies.

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