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Staff UPDATE as of 3-25-10--School Closure till May 4, 2020

March 25, 2020

Dear Maricopa Unified Staff:

In consultation with The Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Kern County Public Health, and in light of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20, which directs “all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors,” Maricopa Unified School District has decided to extend its emergency school closures through at least Friday, May 1, 2020, to limit the community spread of COVID-19.


In the meantime, we will continue to follow the Governor’s orders, which include:

  • Schools will continue to deliver high-quality educational opportunities to students, to the extent feasible, through distance learning and/or independent study.
  • Schools will provide meals in non-congregate settings.
  • Schools will arrange for, to the extent practicable, supervision for students during ordinary school hours.
  • Schools will continue to pay employees.

The plan moving forward will be for All Staff to return to their normal on-site positions on Monday, May 4, 2020, to meet with administrators, receive professional development and prepare classrooms for the return of students the following day. The first day back at school for students will be Tuesday, May 5, 2020. This is a dynamic situation where information and circumstances can change quickly. We are committed to keeping you updated as things continue to evolve.

Of course, many essential campus staff members will need to report to work per my future communication to support the ongoing needs of the food services, campus, and offices. More information will be provided to those staff members needed, as our planning and implementation plan moves forward.

We truly appreciate your patience, collaboration, creativity and tremendous care that you have exhibited for our students during these very challenging times.  Stay Healthy and Stay Safe!


Scott Meier, Ed.D.