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Madera Unified Teachers, Counselors Back To School Wednesday



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Madera Unified School District has directed all classroom teachers, counselors, teachers on special assignment, and academic coaches to return to school Wednesday to work on a three-week curriculum for students.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday the district will begin distributing same-day lunches and next-day breakfasts at all elementary and K-8 schools. The distributions will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The district’s notification on Tuesday said the schoolwork is for enrichment and practice only and will not be graded, and students should be able to complete them without adult supervision.
The district plans to distribute the student materials between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Principals will ask teachers to communicate the pick-up information to parents and also to work in shifts to hand the materials out.

Some Employees Are Excused

Employees who are 65 or older, who have underlying health issues, or who have child care issues are excused from reporting to work.
Staffers will be allowed to bring their children with them to school. Other staffers can self-isolate at school as needed.
All nurses, LVNs, and health clerks should return to work Wednesday and Thursday to return medications to students from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email