Tag: Schools

Parents Demand Schools Reopen but Is It Safe?
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Parents Demand Schools Reopen but Is It Safe?

Teacher vaccinations are important but not a prerequisite for reopening, CDC says — at least in elementary schools By Terry Miller Scores of parents and their children descended upon Pasadena City Hall Tuesday afternoon to voice their support for opening schools immediately. A concerned parent, Erika Foy organized the rally. She said: “It is hard…

L.A. County Will Not Consider Waivers to Re-open Schools
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L.A. County Will Not Consider Waivers to Re-open Schools

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) will not be considering waivers for re-opening of schools at this time, following new guidance from the California Department of Public Health. Th new guidelines recommend that counties with case rates at or above 200 cases per 100,000 residents do not extend waivers to resume…

Governor Newsom Lays Out Pandemic Plan for Schools
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Governor Newsom Lays Out Pandemic Plan for Schools

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced his plan for schools ahead of the 2020–2021 school year, as the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)  issued a framework for when and how schools should reopen for in-person instruction. “Learning is non-negotiable,” said Governor Newsom on Friday. “The virus will be with us for a year or more,…

L.A. County Will Adhere to Governor’s Guidelines for Schools
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L.A. County Will Adhere to Governor’s Guidelines for Schools

Los Angeles County will issue a new Health Officer Order Friday to adhere to the California Department of Public Health’s directive that schools in 32 counties on the state’s monitoring list, including Los Angeles County, cannot resume in-person learning next month. The state order allows superintendents to submit school district waiver requests to re-open elementary…

California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis
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California State Superintendent Speaks Out on Family Separation Crisis

Calif. State Public Instruction joins lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging its practice of refusing entry for asylum seekers State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement Friday on the Trump administration’s policy of separating families seeking asylum from human rights abuses, violence, and crime. “I am saddened and angered by the treatment…

Brian McDonald Cancels Bus Service for PUSD General Ed. Students Next School Year
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Brian McDonald Cancels Bus Service for PUSD General Ed. Students Next School Year

  By Terry Miller In the containing saga of PUSD’s financial woes, Superintendent Brian McDonald has terminated bus service for general education students starting next school year. McDonald sent out a notice Thursday stating that “in light of our District’s budget situation, general education transportation service can no longer be offered and will be discontinued…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Recognizes September as Attendance Awareness Month
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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Recognizes September as Attendance Awareness Month

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, in recognition of September as Attendance Awareness Month, is encouraging school districts and staff to remind families about the importance of daily attendance and help them overcome challenges that can lead to chronic absenteeism. “Interventions to reduce chronic absenteeism should be supportive and not punitive,” said Torlakson. “There…

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