According to the city’s health department some students will be allowed to return to school on Monday.
“The City of Pasadena Public Health Department will allow K-12 schools to offer limited in-person learning and services for students with specific needs beginning Monday, September 14,” according to a statement released on Monday. “Schools may welcome stable cohorts of no more than twelve (12) students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), students requiring instruction for English as a Second Language (ESL), and/or students needing assessments or specialized in-school services. Students returning to campus must not exceed 10% of total student enrollment.”
According to Health Director Dr. Ying Ying Goh, prior to offering limited in-person services, schools must be in compliance with public health COVID-19 protocols. Documentation, including a signed Public Health Reopening Protocol Checklist and Exposure Management Plan, must be submitted via an online portal for review and approval by the Public Health Department.
Last week, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced it has revised the county health order to allow K-12 schools to offer in-person instruction to small groups of students with special needs, such as students with Individualized Education Plans, students requiring instruction for English as a Second Language or students needing assessments or specialized in-school services, as long as the school is able to fully implement the Health Officer’s re-opening protocols,” the agency said in a written statement.