There will be no school next week in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District because of concern regarding the coronavirus.

The school board held an emergency meeting Friday night and unanimously voted to cancel classes starting Monday, March 16, through Thursday, March 19, before Spring Break begins. Classes will resume Monday, April 6, after Spring Break unless an extension is needed.

The cancellation of classes includes Competitive Edge Charter Academy, which is part of the school district.

The other charter school in Yucaipa, Inland Leaders Charter Schools, which is not part of the school district, acted of its own accord and also canceled classes, beginning Monday, March 16. Inland Leaders is scheduled to resume classes on Tuesday, April 7, when its Spring Break ends.

The district is notifying families through text messages, voice and email alerts and has posted an announcement on its website, as has Inland Leaders.

Free meals for students over the canceled school days will be provided by the school district. In a statement issued after the meeting, the district announced lunch and the next day’s breakfast will be provided between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the following six school sites. Parents/students can pick up a meal for any YCJUSD student at any of these sites, they do not need to attend that particular school.

The six school sites are: Calimesa Elementary, Dunlap Elementary, Ridgeview Elementary, Valley Elementary, Wildwood Elementary and Park View Middle School.

A more detailed story on the district’s decision to cancel classes before Spring Break will be in the next edition of the News Mirror.

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