Schools focus on students' mental health upon return

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap
Ojai Valley Unified School District (OUSD) staff members gather for a meeting at the Matilija Junior High School auditorium Jan. 2.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Ojai Unified School District (OUSD) students returned to school Jan. 3 for the first time in nearly a month. 
Twenty-seven of those students lost their homes to the Thomas Fire, said OUSD Superintendent Andy Cantwell.
All OUSD campuses, except Chaparral High School, had at least one student who lost their home, he said.
So far, he said, only one student will switch school districts as a result of the fire.

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