Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) will begin the 2020-2021 School Year on Monday, September 14, 2020. The CCSD Board of Education voted in favor of changing the first day of classes during their last board retreat, which took place at the Kirtland Business Office on August 1, 2020. The change will allow CCSD to prepare buildings and offices for student re-entry and staff on a staggered schedule.
CCSD has also taken actions to provide additional sanitation and technology for families and staff. These include:
  • Approximately 900 touchless hand-sanitizer stations are being installed in school buildings and offices, including district busses.
  • 25,000 surgical masks have been delivered to the district, as well as 260 touchless thermometers.
  • CCSD is ordering more disposable personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE,” to minimize exposure to illnesses, including face shields/face covering with filters.
  • 1,200 iPads have been ordered for K-2nd grade students.
  • 1,800 MacBook Airs have been ordered for high school students.
  • 4,100 computers are in-district to cover students in 3rd to 8th grade. Chromebooks are backordered.
  • Google Classroom has been approved to provide all instruction in the next school year.
  • Building principals will use their preexisting visitor management system to perform a check for symptoms of COVID-19, in addition to how they are used currently, checking visitor backgrounds for criminal offenses and creating detailed records of all approved visitors.
“I want to thank the Board of Education for approving the change in the date for the first day of school. I also want to thank the CCSD staff for their work on making sure we are ready to provide the quality instruction and services our students and families deserve, and that we do it safely,” Daniel P. Benavidez, Superintendent of Central Consolidated School District.