Lucerne Valley Unified shed out on $500,000 due to condition policy, superintendent states

Students walk onto the Lucerne Valley Elementary School campus on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. The school was allowed to reopen to a hybrid learning model amid the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving an approved waiver from the state of California.

When Lucerne Valley Elementary reopened last August following a months-lengthy closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, it became the first K-6 campus to do so in San Bernardino County with condition approval.

Peter Livingston, superintendent of Lucerne Valley Unified University District, explained term obtained all around as a end result.

In an interview Thursday, Livingston said explained he spoke to households who came into the area and enrolled their young children since they “liked what we have been carrying out.”

Over the 2020-21 university 12 months, the rural district grew by 58 college students. To hold up with the desire, the district hired 7 teachers, acquired textbooks and extra added transportable lecture rooms, amid other expenses, Livingston said.

So it came as a bit of a shock to district officials when they discovered the approximately $500,000 — or 3% of its price range — they put in would not be reimbursed by the condition as has generally happened when LVUSD extra students.