LAUSD begins phased reopening as parents file another lawsuit
The Los Angeles Unified School District begins its phased reopening this week, with kindergartners and first grade students returning to classrooms for a few hours on Tuesday. But many parents remain unsatisfied by the extremely cautious approach. On April 7, another group sued the district in court.
The lawsuit seeks to force LA schools to reopen “to the greatest extent possible” by mid-week. The parents want a number of cumbersome health measures scrapped, including mandatory six-foot distances and regular student testing.
“There is no reason Plaintiffs’ children should have to suffer through shorter school days with limited instructional hours and/or two- or three-day-per-week on campus distance learning models while other similarly situated students throughout California — and even in Los Angeles County — enjoy a full schedule of in-person learning five days per week,” the complaint says. “LAUSD schoolchildren and their families are suffering irreparable harm.”
Read more at the Los Angeles Times.