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Casa Grande Elementary School District

CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande Elementary School District Governing Board met one final time before some students return to school on Monday.

“I thank you all so much for being so intentional,” board member Judee Jackson said. “In the midst of COVID, great things can happen.”

Board members praised district staff for all of their hard work during the pandemic. The district is currently on fall break and some students will return to school buildings Monday, depending on grade level.

Students in kindergarten and first grade will return to school beginning Monday while those in grades 2-8 will return to campuses on Oct. 26.

K-5 students will attend five days per week from approximately 8 to 1:45 while students in middle school will attend on an A/B schedule with two days of in-person learning and three days of distance learning.

Some students will continue with distance learning only based on parental preference.

During the meeting, the board discussed its annual report on the expenditure of budget override and bond funds.

The board approved the 2019-20 annual financial report and its authorization to be submitted to the Arizona Department of Education and Pinal County School Office.

According to the agenda, a summary of the report must be published on the district’s website by Nov. 15.

The board also voted and accepted donations. United Way donated 2,000 adult disposable masks. Arizona Complete Health donated 200 adult and 400 children’s cloth reusable face masks at an approximate value of $1,500.

Masks will be required for students and staff as they return to campus.

The next board meeting will take place on Nov. 10.

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Gabrielle Olivera is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more.

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