Alongside the Livermore Joint Unified School District, the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) and the Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) presented surveys to families with a variety of options for returning to school. While those options have not been solidified, answers will soon be underway.
Pleasanton Unified School District
The options outlined for a return in the PUSD were: a hybrid model where students would receive a combination of in-person, on-campus education blended with distance learning; full-time distance learning for elementary school students; long-term independent study for all students; or a FLEX Academy option, which will offer full-time distance learning for middle and high school students.
PUSD Communications Coordinator Patrick Gannon said his district is refining plans for each. A final presentation to the board will be held July 14, at 6 p.m. on the district’s new FLEX Academy.
Dublin Unified School District
The Dublin Unified School District (DUSD) currently plans a return to school in August, but its options have yet to be cemented as well. The options offered and surveyed by the DUSD included full-time school, hybrid, full-time distance learning or an independent study program.
“Three of the four options were popular, each totaling about a third of the respondent's preference, making it clear that our community needed various options based on their particular circumstance,” wrote DUSD Superintendent Dave Marken in a letter to families in regard to the first three options listed above.
In a July 3 letter, the DUSD further noted it is working with partners, the Dublin Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association while monitoring legislation in an effort to establish plans.
“It’s important to understand that health and safety guidelines are constantly evolving and we are working diligently to develop an action plan,” wrote the July 3 letter. “We expect to be able to share more details on our back-to-school plans by the end of next week. Stay tuned.”