Working Group District Facilitators
Jezra Thompson, Program Supervisor, Gardening and Cooking
Steve Collins, Operations Manager, Facilities
If you have questions, please send an email with subject line “Outdoor Learning” to Sustainability Coordinator Sofia Peltz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Learning – One Element in Returning to Campus Instruction
In a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, the CDC advised school administrators to consider if underutilized school spaces, including outdoor spaces, could be repurposed to increase classroom space while also allowing for social distancing.
BUSD is approaching this work with equity at the forefront and evaluating our schools for outdoor learning based on each site’s accessible space and student need. Costs, existing infrastructure, materials, and staff support are being explored.
Farmer Ben and Sylvia Mendez garden class students. (photo: Haldun Morgan)