California’s two largest school districts announced Monday that they will stay with remote-only learning this fall.
Los Angeles and San Diego school officials announced that campuses will not reopen due to surging coronavirus concerns.
Los Angeles, which has half a million kids, and San Diego, which enrolls roughly 100,000, will teach students remotely until further notice.
“We all know the best place for students to learn is in a school setting,” said Superintendent Austin Beutner. “And as much as we want to be back at schools and have students back at schools — can’t do it until it’s safe and appropriate.”
The New York City Department of Education, the country’s largest system with more than one million kids, hopes to introduce a blended system that would combine in-person and remote learning in the fall.
The Los Angeles teachers union lobbied hard against reopening of schools, arguing that it was not yet safe to do so. San Diego educators also pushed back on plans to revive their system in August.