Superintendent Mauricio Arellano

Redlands Unified School District Superintendent Mauricio Arellano speaks at esri’s forum on Thursday, Aug. 29.

The Redlands Unified School District gathered via videoconference for its regular board meeting on Tuesday, May 12, where Redlands Unified Superintendent Mauricio Arellano said that the district was discussing different plans on how to reopen schools by July if Gov. Gavin Newsom allows it.

Among those plans was to allow junior high through high school students to continue distance learning from home, while allowing elementary preschools to come back to school under strict social distancing guidelines that are yet to be announced by Newsom.

Arellano also mentioned the reduction of class sizes and suggested that they may use the high school campuses that will not be used.

Arellano emphasized that nothing is finalized and that the district is waiting for Newsom’s May revised budget report that is due out next week.

That will determine how much funding the district will be allotted for the next academic school year.