Few LAUSD High Schoolers Are Returning To Campus — But Those Who Are Need A Place To Learn

Hayley Pimentel has struggled to keep up with the workload during distance learning. There’s no teacher at home to keep her on-task. Attending Zoom classes from the same bedroom as her sister is hard. Even her phone is a constant distraction.

“At home, I’m not going to do [the work],” Pimentel said. “At school, you know that they’re going to be on you.”

As of Friday, all L.A. Unified School District students have had the chance to attend in-person classes for the first time in more than a year.

But Pimentel is one of the few middle- and high school students to actually return to campuses: LAUSD officials expected just one in five high school students to come back this week. Click here to read more: https://laist.com/news/education/lausd-high-school-reopening-middle-school-rodia-garfield-coronavirus-lockdown-hybrid-inperson