SBCUSD Aids Regional Efforts Against COVID-19

SBCUSD Aids Regional Efforts Against COVID-19
Posted on 05/01/2020
SBCUSD partnering with community organizations to flatten the curve.

San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD), the largest school district in the county, has partnered with local organizations as part of concerted efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its impact in the region.

When Loma Linda University Health put out a call for 3D printers, several SBCUSD campuses responded by loaning state-of-the-art 3D printers. Loma Linda University will use them to manufacture personal protective equipment.

“When we say that we’re all in this together, we really mean it,” said SBCUSD Interim Superintendent Dr. Harold J. Vollkommer. “It is our privilege to work with our partners to flatten the curve for our community and our state.”

Soon after Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order and school closures in mid-March, the District began providing meals to thousands of children, ages 18 and younger. The District’s effort was bolstered by the California Charter Schools Association, which also provided free meals to children, as has the PAL Charter Academy.

T-Mobile donated $25,000 to the District’s Nutrition Services Department, which will fund efforts to distribute student meals.

Produce grower Lucky Farms donated thousands of face coverings to the District, which have been used by essential employees working to provide meals and electronic devices to SBCUSD students.

The District is also partnering with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health to provide parking lot space for drive-through COVID-19 testing at Arroyo Valley High School in the weeks ahead.


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