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East Valley Institute of Technology will reopen with all instruction given on campus

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Posted at 9:41 PM, Jun 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 02:26:56-04

The East Valley Institute of Technology, also known as EVIT, will begin the new school year on August 3 with all instruction happening on campus.​​

In a letter to parents and students on Thursday, Superintendent Dr. Chad Wilson acknowledged ongoing concerns related to COVID-19 but said, "the overriding theme was that EVIT should provide on-campus instruction because our training is hands-on."

​​Increased safety protocols will be in place for all EVIT students and staff, including Maricopa County's mask mandate, frequent hand washing, social distancing when possible and increased sanitization procedures.

​​In a survey sent out on June 9, 96 percent of the 2,300 families to respond said their child would attend if classes were on-campus only, according to Thursday's letter. Seventy percent said their child would attend if classes were online-only.

​​Wilson acknowledged that the survey was sent out before a recent surge in coronavirus cases. He says the school will continue to monitor daily and weekly reports from the governor's office and state and county health officials.

​​EVIT offers career and technical education for east Valley high school students and Phoenix-area adults. The main campus is in central Mesa with branch locations in east Mesa, Apache Junction and Fountain Hills.​