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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:39 PM

Citing surging cases, the Los Angeles and San Diego school districts will be remote-only in the fall

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Source: LA Times

Californiaís two largest public school districts said Monday that instruction will be remote-only in the fall, citing concerns that surging coronavirus infections in their areas pose too dire a risk for students and teachers.

The Los Angeles and San Diego unified school districts, which together enroll some 825,000 students, are the largest in the country so far to abandon plans for even a partial physical return to classrooms when they reopen in August.

More than a third of Californiaís coronavirus cases are in Los Angeles County and San Diego County has had 18 community outbreaks over the past week, more than double the stateís acceptable threshold.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-13/l-a-unified-will-not-reopen-campuses-start-of-school-year

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Reply Citing surging cases, the Los Angeles and San Diego school districts will be remote-only in the fall (Original post)
KWR65 Jul 13 OP
bucolic_frolic Jul 13 #1
katmondoo Jul 13 #3
Phoenix61 Jul 13 #10
Mike 03 Jul 13 #2
KWR65 Jul 13 #4
Mike 03 Jul 13 #5
SoCalNative Jul 13 #6
Salviati Jul 13 #7
SunSeeker Jul 13 #8
sandensea Jul 13 #9
Initech Jul 13 #13
sandensea Jul 13 #14
Initech Jul 13 #15
SergeStorms Jul 13 #11
Initech Jul 13 #12
hlthe2b Jul 13 #16
BigmanPigman Jul 13 #17

Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:41 PM

1. The whole world needs to pause to get this pandemic under control

Best practices are emerging, economies are functioning for the most part, school will be a tragedy if opened to pandemic, and I suspect a lot of parents will not comply.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:45 PM

3. I hope Florida follows.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:30 PM

10. Me too. I was hired as a counselor but there's

no way Iím showing up at an elementary school in 2 weeks. Nope! Not gonna happen. No reason to make money if Iím dead or too sick to enjoy spending it.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:43 PM

2. Thanks. Don't forget to post your link!

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:48 PM

4. There is no web link. It is a live feed that constantly changes.

When a story is published I will provide a web link.

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Response to KWR65 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 02:49 PM

5. Okay, I just didn't want your thread to get locked.

Rules are stricter in LBN.

Thanks!

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:00 PM

7. A good decision...

... but it should have been made a month ago. Better late than never, but the more time there is to prepare for the upcoming changes, the more successful they will be.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:15 PM

8. Meanwhile, Republican-dominated Orange County Bd of Ed calls for return, with no masks!

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:15 PM

9. I wonder if Orange County will follow suit.

I'm sure most of the voters there would like them to - but as anyone who's lived there for a least a years can tell you, one Newport Beach Republican usually counts for 10 Santa Ana or Fountain Valley Democrats.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:15 PM

13. I don't know, the MAGAs here would probably go apeshit.

Like they did in Michigan.

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:23 PM

14. +1

I remember the anti-immigrant protests on Main Beach, in Laguna, back during the Bush years.

Not a pretty sight.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:34 PM

15. And the reopen protests in Newport Beach probably helped make this situation that much worse.

I wouldn't be surprised in the least if the MAGAs here tried that shit again.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:37 PM

11. An intelligent decision.

School Superintendents can't be bullied by the Orange Pile of Shit in the White House into re-opening prematurely. Trump has no power to withhold payment to schools. That power is given to Congress, not the president. The entire country would be better served not paying attention to anything Trump says.

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:13 PM

12. It's definitely for the best right now.

And a lot better decision than what the Orange Ass wants, I expect the rage tweets to begin in 3... 2... 1...

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:40 PM

16. Imagine that? Letting science drive response, with protecting students, teachers, staff as priority.

Imagine that!

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Response to KWR65 (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2020, 06:37 PM

17. Thank Dog!!!

Teachers' unions have been saying NO WAY in San Diego. The district doesn't have the $$$ to take the chance. They would have to shut down and quarantine for 2 weeks after just ONE person tests positive. That basically means that the schools would be shutting down constantly. The schools need to reopen AFTER the rest of the community has ZERO cases for a long period of time. The financial aspect, more than health and safety, is what brought these new decisions.

As a former union rep for my school in San diego I know what really goes on and it isn't pretty.

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