San Francisco Unified School District announced on Friday that the district and the teachers union have tentatively agreed to get some of its youngest students back in the classroom starting April 12.
District officials said their employees have made use of Santa Clara County’s “no wrong door” policy. It allows them to get vaccinations through the county, a private health care providers, or clinic.
The bill does not order school districts to resume in-person instruction and it does not say parents must send their kids back to the classroom if they don’t want to. It also doesn't require minimum hours of in-person instruction in order to receive the money.
Shallowater High School in Lubbock, Texas, is catching heat for a "chivalry" assignment that instructed female members of a class to "obey any reasonable request of a male" for the entire day.
California's school reopening plan was approved by the state legislature Thursday, allocating $6.6 billion to help kids get back in class.
Oakley Elementary Union School district's interim board, appointed by the county school board president, names its first replacement trustee.
The legislation approved Thursday would give school districts $2 billion if they offer in-person instruction by the end of the month.
Mount Diablo Unified School District Superintendent Adam Clark said in a statement Thursday that a hybrid model of in-person and online learning could start as early as March 22.
Teachers, school staff and child care workers are now able to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at more than 9,000 pharmacies nationwide, regardless of whether or not their state has opened up eligibility.
The parent advocacy group, Open Schools California, called the governor's plan a failure because it doesn't require minimum hours of instruction. Districts could reopen for as little as one hour of classroom instruction a week - and still count as reopened and qualify for the money.
San Francisco city officials said they have received the first vaccine priority access codes from the state that are designated for teachers.
Alameda, Contra Costa and San Mateo counties all received their codes on Tuesday. But San Francisco did not, because the city's Moscone Center vaccination site was all booked.
Newsom toured Barron Park Elementary and read to children inside classrooms equipped with appropriate COVID safety measures. His appearance was part of an administration push to safely reopen schools.
The San Lorenzo Board of Education is meeting Tuesday night to discuss a plan to eliminate 70 teaching positions.
Six Dr. Seuss books, including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo,” will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery, the business that preserves and protects the author's legacy said.
School districts in California are locally controlled, meaning the state can’t force them to resume in-person instruction. But it can incentivize them. The plan provides $6.6 billion collectively for districts.
Now that Marin County is in the red tier, 9th and 10th-grade students will return to their schools with a hybrid schedule. Eleventh and 12th grades will return next Monday.
Four San Francisco supervisors on Monday announced they're backing an initiative to provide free summer programs for all San Francisco Unified School District elementary students to help families deal with the impacts of prolonged school closures.
Under the deal announced Monday, school districts could receive up to $6.6 billion if they reopen classrooms by March 31. The proposal does not require staff and students to be vaccinated, and districts are not required to have agreements with teachers' unions.
"Our school was child centered, community based, tuition free, and parent friendly," said Ericka Huggins, former Oakland Community School Director.