In a unanimous decision by the Lucia Mar Unified School District Board of Education, more than 10,000 students within the district's 19 schools will be starting the 2020-2021 academic year virtually.

What will student learning look like when the new school year starts? The San Luis Coastal Unified School District this week laid out different pandemic-prompted scenarios for how the district’s 7,500 students will attend classes in the fall.


It’s been seven weeks since Central Coast schools closed in-person classrooms and began teaching students virtually. The change was radical and abrupt.

Later start times coming for California middle and high schools

Oct 14, 2019
Courtesy of AMS

California is now the first state in the U.S. to insist on later start times for most public schools with grades 8 through 12. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill over the weekend that phases in a requirement for junior high schools classes to begin no earlier than 8 a.m. and high school classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m.