COVID-19 update from SLO County Superintendent of Schools
–County Superintendent of Schools James Brescia on Wednesday issued an update for county schools:
The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE) continues to provide regular updates regarding schools. SLOCOE, all school districts, charters, and schools are responding to the statewide COVID-19 Shelter-At-Home order while continuing to serve our students, their families, and the community.
• All schools within our county will continue to deliver distance education to all students until it is safe to resume in-person instruction and after consultation with health and government officials.
• All Local Education Agencies (LEAs) continue to sanitize school facilities as an essential government function and re-sanitize when any staff access school facilities.
• Food distribution for students continues throughout the county at multiple LEA sites as an essential function of government. For all non-school families, information can be found at slofoodbank.org/covid-19-response/ or call 805-238-4664.
• Briefings from Public Health, the San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services, the Governor’s Office, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Department of Finance are shared with all schools regularly by SLOCOE.
• All districts, charters, private, and parochial schools are receiving regular briefings.
• All districts, charters, private, and parochial schools have access to the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education’s Education Technology Portal (ETC) for online educational resources.
• SLOCOE is working with local vendors to provide Internet access for all students.
• SLOCOE has established an online donation site to support food insecurity, access to technology, and emergency childcare resources for our schools at www.slocoe.org
As public servants, we are here to provide continuation of government services to our students, their families, and the community. The schools within San Luis Obispo County are working with our employees and their unions to meet the needs of the community while adhering to the Emergency Order and Regulation No. 4 COVID-19. Consult www.readyslo.org for current information about COVID-19. Please contact your local school district, charter, private, or parochial school for additional information.
James J. Brescia, Ed.D.
County Superintendent of Schools