Governor Announcement

Posted by Larry King on 8/3/2020

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Once again I would like to thank you for your patience. On Thursday, July 23, 2020, our Board of Education held a Special Board Meeting to address the latest parameters set forth by the State and then further clarified and defined by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH).

Gavin Newsom, California State Governor, ordered all school campuses to remain physically closed in counties on the state's monitoring list due to spiking COVID-19 cases. This includes Los Angeles County. Schools cannot re-open until their county has come off the state's monitoring list for 14 consecutive days.

Therefore, this order will mean that all AADUSD schools, including before- and after-school activities, all athletic and extracurricular practices and competitions, and all weekend events will be closed until LA County has met that requirement.

Our plan has been to open our doors in a blended or hybrid learning environment on August 26. However, given the recent order put out by Governor Newsom, this is no longer feasible. Therefore, we are working with the Acton-Agua Dulce Teachers Association to develop a plan as soon as possible to begin the year in a 100% distance learning model. We also will provide a home schooling option. Finally, we will continue to prepare our hybrid model to ensure we are ready once the State and County release us from the monitoring list and we are given the opportunity to reopen our schools.

On August 13, we will be sharing our Reopening Plan with the Board of Education. This plan will include specifics on the distance learning model which are being negotiated with the Acton-Agua Teachers Association (AATA).

This has been an incredibly challenging time for the AADUSD community. I want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we have dealt with this unprecedented situation. We will continue to keep you updated via email, text, social media, and our website, at I look forward to seeing you and your students in the near future.



Lawrence M. King