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News - March 6, 2020

How local schools are preparing for the spread of coronavirus

by Kate Bradshaw

In tandem with news that the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto hospital is caring for a veteran who has tested positive for coronavirus, parents with students in the high school work program held after school at the VA hospital in Palo Alto received a notice regarding the coronavirus case on Tuesday. An email from Kristen Hardy, director of special education for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District, said the hospital is a receiving site for identified coronavirus cases.

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Posted by Gary
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 6, 2020 at 12:37 am

I read online that schools are already closed schools in 13 countries. Schools should prepare to teach online. That would not only protect students from risks at schools but would also reduce the cost of maintaining, rebuilding and operating schools. Teachers could teach from their homes. Students whose parents must go to work could go to the houses of classmates with a parent at home. Some administrators will be needed short-term. But many will be free to seek real jobs as online schooling is normalized.


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