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Santa Barbara County District Schools canceling large events amid coronavirus, maintaining normal class operations

Posted at 2:38 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 22:27:58-04

School district officials in Santa Barbara County say they will maintain normal school operations and cancel any future large events.

K-12 districts in Santa Barbara County including the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District are canceling or postponeing non-essential travel and events for students and staff through at least the remainder of March.

SMJUHSD instructional classes will continue as normal at all sites including SMHS, PVHS, ERHS and DHS. All non-essential events and gatherings such as field trips, athletic events, athletic travel, dances, events, professional development and large meetings will be canceled and or postponed through the end of March. All practices will also be canceled starting tomorrow. High school facility use by outside community groups is also canceled for the same period of time.

The district says they are in the process of notifying students and parents.