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WSD to mull COVID-19 plans

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL DISTRICT headquarters (OC Tribune photo).

An update on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects local public education will top Thursday’s meeting of the Westminster School District Board of Trustees.

There will be a study session at 5 p.m., followed by a closed session at 6 p.m. and the regular session at 7 p.m. The latter will be available for viewing via Zoom.

Superintendent Cynthia Paik will address the board regarding the practices and plans for the district in seeking to provide classroom instruction during a major public health crisis.

In response to the growth path of the virus, most public school systems in Orange County have had to scramble to switch from hybrid education to all-virtual instruction.

The WSD in December suspended its hybrid operation and went to distance learning, with the exception of certain special programs. A return to the hybrid model was planned for Feb. 16.

The district serves most of Westminster and parts of adjacent cities.

Here’s the rub: massage rules passed

A new ordinance regulating massage establishments was passed by the Stanton City Council Tuesday night.

The council voted 5-0 for the second reading and adoption a change in the municipal code to include day spas under the same rules as massage parlors and setting a distance requirement of 500 feet between such businesses.

The next meeting of the council is scheduled for Jan. 26.




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