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Laguna Beach High Schools Will Remain Closed Until Virus Metrics Improve

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Laguna Beach High Schools Will Remain Closed Until Virus Metrics Improve


Some Laguna Beach high schools will remain closed until Orange County enters a less restrictive tier of the pandemic, and the local school board says it’s taking extra steps to help students struggling with remote learning. “Under the substantially stressful conditions of the pandemic, school-based mental health staff has used multiple ways to support students, including direct check-ins, responding to our teacher, student, or parent referrals for support, conducting student screenings at the secondary level in December and currently at the K-12 level,” Laguna Beach Unified School District Superintendent Jason Viloria told The Epoch Times. The district allocated 13 direct service providers to support students. Employees include: five school psychologists, seven school counselors, and two student support specialists, who are licensed clinical social workers and credentialed school social workers, Viloria said. “Each school has an established early warning system that triggers student contacts from the school counselor or student support specialist, including …

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