coronavirus schools

We made it through the end a very strange school year disrupted by the coronavirus crisis.  But, what will public schools look like when class resume this fall?  Educators are busy trying to come up with answers to some very difficult questions.

A South Coast university says after changing its annual online fundraising campaign because of the coronavirus crisis, it raised more than triple the money it did a year ago. 

One of the South Coast’s largest library systems has announced plans to offer curbside service.  The Ventura County Library system will add pickup services at its dozen branches during the next two weeks.

Public libraries in the County have been closed by the coronavirus crisis since mid-March. 

The coronavirus crisis pushed a South Coast university’s new educational program for older adults online, but the move may have helped make the program a bigger hit than expected.

California Lutheran University was set to launch its new Fifty and Better Program this spring, offering university-level classes to people on a non-credit basis. 

The idea was to make higher learning available to people who have an interest in the joy of learning and social engagement.

A more-than-half-century-old foundation has awarded more than $6 million dollars in scholarships to students in Santa Barbara County. 

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara gave out nearly 1800 scholarships this year.

As more and more schools get ready for extended online learning, one South Coast library system is also moving online - with tutoring.

The Ventura County Library’s new remote access system, which they’re calling Brainfuse, is host to a number of free features.

Schools on the Central and South Coasts are continuing to figure out ways to help celebrate graduations.

More than 1500 high school seniors in the Santa Barbara Unified High School District are set to graduate this spring.  

Evan Reinhardt

With graduation season in full swing, a South Coast community college system is combining virtual and in person ceremonies - with a twist.

Two South Coast colleges have announced plans for online commencement ceremonies.

Santa Barbara City College will hold its virtual ceremony this Friday, May 8. It will include student and faculty speeches, as well as recognition of each graduate.

A South Coast university is going online with its commencement ceremonies as a result of the coronavirus crisis. California Lutheran University will hold two virtual ceremonies this month for its 2020 graduates.