Compton Unified Advisory: Coronavirus/COVID and School Closure Updates
 
Joint Statement from CUSD Board of Trustees President Micah Ali and Superintendent Dr. Darin Brawley Regarding School Closure

March 20, 2020

Compton Unified School District is extending its district-wide school closure until April 19, 2020 unless further guidance from the California State Governor’s Office or the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health dictate otherwise.

This decision was made after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and others announced their “Safer at Home" orders for all of Los Angeles County, extending their stay-at-home directive in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

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Message from the Board and Superintendent

March 15, 2020

Compton Unified School District schools are closed for two weeks from March 16, 2020 through March 30, 2020, in light of the unique health risks posed by COVID-19. Please note that there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in the district

Our staff is working diligently to make sure our students and families are as supported as possible during this time. We will be sending out ongoing, regular notices through ParentSquare and posting on our website and social media pages. Please read this message in its entirety as it has important information for families for the upcoming week.

Thank you to our staff, students, families, and partners as we come together to #elevate through this time.

Update Regarding Close of Compton Schools March 16-30

March 14, 2020

The Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees met today and passed a resolution to temporarily close its schools for two weeks in acknowledgement of the unique health risks posed by COVID-19. There are currently no known cases of COVID-19 in the district. The Board’s action hereby closes all schools from March 16, 2020 through March 30, 2020.

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Message From Superintendent Dr. Darin Brawley Regarding COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Good Afternoon, this is Compton Unified Superintendent Darin Brawley. The Compton Unified School District will hold an special board meeting tomorrow, March 14th at 9am to consider options related to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

After conferring with local and state officials, as well as our union partners, I am recommending to the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees that we move up Spring recess to March 16 and extend it by one week. I expect that the Board will approve this recommendation.

If this motion is approved, spring recess will be two weeks and will begin Monday, March 16. Students will therefore return from Spring recess on Tuesday, March 31.

This is a difficult decision, as over the past ten days we have been in planning discussions around potential extended school recesses to ensure that important supports are in place to ensure that students can still maintain access to critical services, such as regular meals, without which there would be a significant hardship if schools suddenly closed.

Everyone will be informed of the Board’s Decision shortly after it occurs through ParentSquare and on the District’s website.

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  • If you are sick, stay home from school.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are already sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Consult this web page for further guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.

Other tips and links from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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March 26, 2020
FREE MEAL SERVICE UPDATE
Students and Youth ages 18 and under can now pick up meals for 2 to 3 days at a time at no cost. Beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020, CUSD will be moving to multiday meal service . Please  see the flier for schedule information.

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3/18-4/17 Free meals to students and all youth ages 18 and under at select school sites.
Students and Youth ages 18 and under can now pick up meals for 2 to 3 days at a time at no cost. Beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020, CUSD will be moving to multiday meal service.

To make certain students are supported during the closure and staff are clear as to how staffing will work, Human Resources Department has been working diligently to ensure that necessary staff are available and receive instructions on when they are “on duty” during shut down.

Our priority during this shut down is to certain that when our students and all staff return, we are ready to continue the great work and service provided prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff has also been on hand to respond to calls from all members of the community, including staff and parents, regarding our efforts to ensure efficient District operations and safety.

We have been meeting with all of our labor partners in an effort to together establish expectations as we navigate this as a team, placing the needs of students at the center.

Although the details of the district’s response continue to evolve based on directives from local government agencies, some frequently asked questions are:

How will employees be notified of when they are on “on duty” status?

   Employees can expect to receive instructions from their immediate supervisor on when to report.

What if I am 65 years old, do I need to report to work, based on the Governor’s recommendation?

   If an you are an employee falls within the recommended age range or have medical conditions requiring them to self-isolate, you should follow the Governor’s orders and any recommendations provided by your health care provider.

We want to thank our Nutrition Services Staff who have been out at our seven sites making sure students and other youth in Compton have access to breakfast and lunch.

We want to also thank our administrators, secretaries, and instructional technology teams, and other staff who have also been working hard to ensure that students have the opportunity to maintain continuity of learning during the shut down.

If anyone is in need of additional information, we encourage them to visit the District website at https://www.compton.k12.ca.us where information is updated regularly or they may contact the Human Resources Department directly at (310) 639-4321 ext. 55041 or 55075.

> Notice to All CUSD Staff: Emergency Paid Sick Leave law, Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act, and FAQs (3/31/2020)

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A message from Compton School Board President, Micah Ali Re: COVID-19


A message from Compton Unified School District Superintendent, Dr. Darin Brawley RE: COVID-19


A message from Compton School Board Vice President, Satra Zurita Re: COVID-19


Message from Superintendent Dr. Darin Brawley (shared in Spanish by Deputy Superintendent Dr. Alejandro Alvarez)