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Superintendent's Message


Greetings BOUSD Families:


With the daily reporting of COVID-related health information in the news, it is easy to become confused by the varying information and to be left wondering what it means for Brea’s students, families, and our instructional offerings for the 2021-22 school year. As a reminder, school districts are required to follow regulations set forth by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), CalOSHA, California Department of Education, and Orange County Health Care Agency. 


Pursuant to the CDPH regulations, the Brea Olinda Unified School District is obligated to adhere to the following health guidance:


  • CDPH requires all pupils to wear a mask when indoors. All adults in the K-12 setting are required to wear a mask when sharing indoor spaces with students. 
  • Anyone with a medical exemption from wearing a mask must wear a face shield with a drape. Students who cannot wear a mask or face shield with a drape must enroll in an alternate instructional model offered by the district (students with an IEP may meet exemptions).
  • There are no mask requirements in outdoor spaces for anyone (vaccinated or unvaccinated) at this time.


For these above reasons, I would like to share the educational program offerings for BOUSD for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. 


  • Five days a week, in-person instruction for TK-12th grade students while adhering to the health guidelines listed above. 
  • Brea Online Academy for TK-6th grade students who do not choose in-person instruction. (This program is offered online with daily live instruction with a fully credentialed teacher.)
  • Independent Study for 7th-12th grade students who do not choose in-person instruction.


Please keep in mind that regulations are subject to change and we remain committed to providing the most current information to our families as it impacts our educational environment. You will be receiving information from your child’s school principal in the week ahead filled with helpful information related to the start of the upcoming school year. Thank you for trusting us with the education of your child and we look forward to the start of the new school year on August 16th. 


Brad Mason, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools