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Community colleges across California can skip the usual approval process required for moving classes online.
State gets federal waiver allowing schools to continue providing meals if they close due to coronavirus.
School districts can't cancel testing without approval, but they can delay it to later in the school year.
Unlike K-12 schools, colleges indicate that they have capacity to deliver online instruction, although not clear how long they would do so in response to virus threat.
Separate guidelines are issued for K-12 and higher education institutions, underscoring the different challenges they face.
Experts say lack of child care, limited access to internet and computers for some, and teacher training would hinder online learning for many schools.
Our response to a potential pandemic should be just as proactive as our planning for natural disasters.
Across the state, school officials announced in emails and via social media that they were reviewing emergency operation plans and asked parents to take precautions similar to those taken during flu season.