LOS ANGELES - School districts in Southern California have announced closures in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
Anaheim Union High School District
Schools in the Anaheim Union High School District will close Monday, March 16 through March 30.
Bonita Unified School District
All BUSD schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16 through April 5. Lunch will be available for students participating in the free and reduced lunch program. More information can be found here.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced Friday that it will close its Catholic schools in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and offer "remote learning" instead. The school campuses will close Tuesday, March 17, with the closure expected to last until at least March 31.
Chaffey Joint Union High School District
All CJUHSD schools will be closed through May 1 in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Compton Unified School District
After conferring with local and state officials, as well as our union partners, we are 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. We 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.
Conejo Valley Unified School District
Schools in the Conejo Valley Unified School District will close Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20.
Corona Norco Unified School District
Downey Unified School District
The Downey Unified School District will close all schools and programs for students starting on Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27. Staff members have worked over the past week to create educational experiences that students can access while they are not at school. Students at middle and comprehensive high schools will receive a separate communication from their school on how to access instructional material through email and the schools’ websites.
Glendora Unified School District
Effective Monday, March 16, all Glendora Unified schools will be closed to students for three weeks. School will resume for students on Monday, April 6.
In the best interest of student health and safety, we have made a decision to extend spring break for an additional week, and then move to a remote learning model through April 3, 2020.
Our schedule for the next three weeks will be as follows:
March 16-20 – Regularly scheduled spring break• March 23-27 – Extended spring break for students. Teachers and staff report their regular work locations.• March 30-April 3 – Students engage in off-campus, remote enrichment activities (you will receive additional information from your school site next week). Teachers and staff report to their regular work locations.
At this time, we expect that regular classes will resume on Monday, April 6, 2020. We will reassess the situation in the coming weeks and determine if an extended remote learning model will be necessary.
La Cañada Unified School District
Schools in the La Cañada Unified School District will close from Friday, March 13 through Monday, March 23, 2020.
Lake Elsinore Unified School District
All schools in the LEUSD are closed through April 30. Online programs will be available for students. Grab 'n Go meal services begin Monday, March 23.
Long Beach Unified School District
The Long Beach Unified School District is closing its schools from March 16 to April 20 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Los Angeles Unified School District
Montebello Unified School District
The Montebello Unified School District extended its school closures until May 1, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Students would return to class on Tuesday, May 5 but that is subject to change.
Murrieta Valley Unified School District
Effective Monday, March 16, all schools and programs in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District will close until further notice. This includes preschool and SEED programming. While school facilities will be closed, plans are being developed for students to continue to learn through a distance learning program. For updated information, click here.
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Schools in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District will be closed from Saturday, March 14, through Friday, March 27. The closure includes all K-12 schools, preschool programs, supported after-school programs, and adult and continuing ed. For updated information, click here.
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District
The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is closing Friday, March 13 through Friday, April 3 with a planned reopening the following Monday.
Pasadena Unified School District
Schools will remain closed with no students on any campuses from Tuesday, March 17 through April 5, 2020. Schools will reopen for students on April 6, 2020 barring any further developments. Schools will undergo a deep cleaning during the closure period. Staff will continue to report to their assigned work location until notified otherwise by the District.
Instruction will continue during the closure period of March 17 - April 5, and accommodations are being made for students with disabilities.
Riverside Unified School District
Schools in the Riverside Unified School District will close effective Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3. The closure includes all student-related activities.
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
All classes will be canceled Friday, March 13 and Monday, March 13, at Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District campuses out of "an abundance of caution," due to a parent possibly having been exposed to coronavirus.
"We are taking this action to thoroughly clean our schools and evaluate the state of illness in our communities in order to make an informed decision for Tuesday into next week,'' District Superintendent Ben Drati said. "We are aware of a community member with children in our schools who was exposed to coronavirus."
"We have noticed a higher than normal absentee rate on our campuses today (Thursday) and will take this time to determine if students are ill, with what type of illness or if parents are keeping students home during the coronavirus pandemic,'' Drati said. "This allows us time to consult with our local agencies and consider the status of this health emergency in L.A. County and the communities we serve. Staff and teachers will prepare for possible school closures next week.''
Simi Valley Unified School District
Simi Valley Unified School District will close all 28 campuses starting Monday, March 16, through March 28 as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.
West Covina School District
West Covina's school district sent a letter to parents that they are on full closure until further notice due to ''an individual at West Covina High School testing positive.'' That person not clear if it is staff or student is at home doing well and is quarantined. The health department is tracking who they've been exposed to.
William S. Hart Union High School District
Hart District will be closing all schools starting Monday, March 16, and extending for a period of three weeks. On-campus classes will resume after spring break Monday, April 13, 2020.
Ventura Unified School District
The Ventura Unified School District announced that it's closing all Ventura Unified schools beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10 due to coronavirus concerns.
FOX 11's Shelly Insheiwat and CNS contributed to this report.