Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is expected to give the latest updates on the district’s plans for reopening schools in the fall. Parents, students and teachers have anxiously been awaiting updates, and many are conflicted about how to feel or what to do.
Some of the country’s top pediatric experts have urged communities to get kids back into school as soon as possible, and the Trump administration has attempted to use that argument as a way to push schools toward reopening. Other public health officials have warned of the risks of spreading COVID-19. In a poll taken on Friday, 83% of UTLA members said LAUSD should not physically reopen schools on Aug. 18. More than 18,000 of the union's 30,000-plus members responded to the informal poll. The poll indicates the rank-and-file members of the union agree with the position of the UTLA Board of Directors and the team that is bargaining with the school district over reopening.
Today on AirTalk, we get the latest updates from LAUSD officials. We also want to hear from listeners. What are your thoughts about students potentially heading back into schools in August or staying home for continued online learning? Tell us your thoughts by calling 866-893-5722.
With files from LAist. Read the full story from Carla Javier here