A lot has changed since San Diego County campuses closed in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The state has been through two systems of criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities, schools have been permitted to reopen campuses (and then prohibited again), and students have been participating in school in a variety of formats. As a result, parents and members of the community may be wondering how many students and employees are currently learning and working on school campuses. A new dashboard from the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) provides that information in a searchable format.
The County of San Diego (a separate entity from SDCOE) recently amended the local public health order to require all school districts, charter schools, and private schools serving grades TK–12 to report the following information for each school site and school district, if applicable:
- Number of students participating in full-time in-person learning, hybrid learning, and distance learning
- Number of school employees who work onsite at a school
- The name, email address, mailing address, and phone number of the person responsible for responding to complaints regarding COVID-19 prevention
Beginning today, the data will be displayed in a searchable dashboard at sdcoe.net/reopeningdashboard.
Visitors to the site can look at trends across the county, search by school type (district, charter, and private), and drill down to individual school totals. They can also find contacts for COVID-19 response at the school and district level, if applicable.
Schools are required to report their information to SDCOE on the second and fourth Monday of each month. SDCOE will share the information with the County of San Diego and update the dashboard by 5 p.m. the following day.