For Los Angeles Unified students and educators, school is back in session— on Zoom.
Amid a severe uptick in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, the California Superior Court rejected a petition to require LAUSD to partially reopen schools for in-person instruction for high-need students. Superintendent Austin Beutner had shut down school campuses due to “extraordinary and quite dangerous” infection rates in the county. The superintendent has pushed for schools to become vaccination sites for staff and local community centers, as well as for children, once a vaccine for children has been approved.
Today on AirTalk, we’re learning more about what the start of this LAUSD term is looking like, as well as what the path forward to campus reopenings could look like.
Austin Beutner, superintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District