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Ventura County Schools Push Back Reopening For At Least Six Weeks


There’s word that all public school districts in Ventura County will now be closed as a result of coronavirus through at least May 1st. Many had hoped to reopen later this month. The target is to have the schools reopen on May 4th, if circumstances allow it.

Governor Gavin Newsom says people still need to be prepared for a potentially much longer closure. He says its possible schools could remain closed through the summer.

But, officials with local districts say they hope school can reopen before the end of the current school year. School districts in the county are continuing through the closure to supply free lunches to students.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.