CAVIT

Two teachers at CAVIT in Coolidge were arrested in the past year.

COOLIDGE — The Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology is now hoping to open classrooms to students on Oct. 13, pushing the previous date back from Tuesday.

The CAVIT Governing Board voted 4-0 Sept. 2 during a teleconference meeting to accept Superintendent Mike Glover’s recommendation of the Oct. 13 target date. Tuesday’s scheduled reopening date was established by the board at its Aug. 5 meeting.

Absent from the meeting was the board’s Eloy area representative, Mary Duarte.

With Pinal County not meeting public health benchmarks set by the Arizona Department of Health Services for beginning in-school learning and other community services, CAVIT was unable to launch in-person schooling by Tuesday, Glover told the board.

Coolidge and many other public schools in the county are working on a similar time frame, Glover added. He also said CAVIT students “have been doing a good job with online learning” this year.

At the start of this year, CAVIT had 870 students, an increase of 50 from the end of last year, and as of Sept. 2 enrollment had reached 875, Glover told the board.

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