Can California schools put safety measures in place in time to open early? Many district leaders skeptical

After Governor Newsom shared his four-phases to returning to normal life, with phase two including the re-opening of schools as early as late July or early August, many school officials and parents have been left skeptical, with more questions and even more concerns.

“There is not going to be any sort of opening of schools before things are safe.” said Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of United Teachers Los Angeles.

Many school district leaders feel similarly to Caputo-Pearl, that opening early could make it difficult for districts to plan appropriately to keep students and staff safe. Even if schools manage the monumental task of reopening schools early, parents will have to be convinced.

At this time, it seems as though additional guidance from the State is certainly needed before districts will consider altering school schedules.


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