Panama-Buena Vista Union School District opens for in-person instruction
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – The Panama-Buena Vista Union School District is getting ready for a big day. Today is a day that many students, parents and schools have been waiting for almost a year now. The schools are beginning their reopening phases, and the neighborhood has taken care of preparing for this moment.
Last Saturday, P-BVUSD, in collaboration with Express Pharmacy, hosted the district’s first COVID-19 vaccination clinic. They have vaccinated more than 300 district staff and have their second vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday, March 6 in the district council chamber on Ashe Road. Future dates will be set as vaccines become available, and other clinics will be organized to administer the second dose of the vaccine.
There is no cost to the employees and they receive the Moderna vaccine. The goal is to effectively vaccinate all interested employees so that they can return students to school while ensuring the safety of employees, students and the community.
Assistant Superintendent of Education Jennifer Irvin and Old River Elementary School Principal Kathy Josephson told Sunrise what parents should expect when their children return to in-person teaching. On March 3, Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, IIC Elementary School, Junior High Fellowship and EL1 Homeless were all welcomed back to campus. The plan is to bring the first, second and third years back to campus on March 11 and, tentatively, to start the following years in the following weeks.