PLEASANTON (BCN) — Middle and high school students will be back in the classroom Thursday in Pleasanton, public school district officials said Wednesday.

The change comes as the state on Tuesday loosened COVID-19 restrictions on Alameda County, though schools are now allowed to open even under the most severe COVID-19 restrictions. Alameda County on Tuesday moved to the red tier of the state’s guidance for reopening the economy.

“This is exciting news for our Pleasanton community and students, as it allows us to move forward with plans to welcome middle and high school students back to the classroom for in-person learning,” Superintendent David Haglund said in a letter Tuesday to the community.

Pleasanton will be the first school district in Alameda County to welcome all grades back to campus. Pleasanton students who want to stay at home and learn can do that through the end of this year. 

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