Momentum to offer more in-person public school instruction in California comes to a halt

With the coronavirus out of control in California, and the health system reaching a breaking point, momentum toward opening more public schools for in-person instruction has largely come to a halt.

Some districts already offering in-person instruction are returning to distance learning, if only temporarily, as school leaders try to get through the holiday season and weather the full force of the pandemic’s spread.

That’s according to an EdSource survey of the state’s 58 county offices of education conducted between Dec. 7 and Dec. 16.  At the time, almost all counties in the state had moved onto the Tier One “purple” list, effectively prohibiting schools not already offering in-person instruction from doing so. Click here to read more: