Alex Jackson is an English teacher at Indio High School. He is using virtual learning as an opportunity to connect with his students.

Palm Springs Desert Sun

Riverside County may have upgraded its reopening status this week as numbers improve from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean students in the Palm Springs Unified School District will be returning to classrooms before the end of the calendar year.

At Tuesday’s PSUSD board meeting, Superintendent Sandra Lyon told the board that even with the shift to the red tier by the county Tuesday, indicating declining rates of new cases and positivity for testing, the county must stay in that tier for two weeks before schools can consider reopening. That means the earliest the subject could come up is at the Oct. 6 board meeting

While there is no specific date for a return to classrooms yet or even details on