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Santa Ana School Superintendent On Reopening Amid The Pandemic




A woman walks across a Los Angeles Unified School District school bus parking lot in Los Angeles, California on January 10, 2019.
A woman walks across a Los Angeles Unified School District school bus parking lot in Los Angeles, California on January 10, 2019.
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School districts across southern California are grappling with how to reopen schools safely, but with a recent surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, the task has become even more difficult. 

According to the L.A. Times, L.A. County Public Health Directory Barbara Ferrer warned district leaders during a phone call to prepare students to continue at home learning. The debate over how to reopen schools safely has raged across the country. President Donald Trump has amped up pressure for schools to reopen in the fall for the well-being of the children, as reported by the Washington Post. He’s not alone. Prominent pediatricians have urged in-person teaching in the fall. But leading health officials have also said these decisions have to be made carefully because the threat of spread is still very real.

Today on AirTalk, we discuss the latest developments and considerations when it comes to schools reopening. Are you a parent or a student? What are your thoughts at this point? Call us at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Jerry Almendarez, Superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District