LAUSD, labor leaders say state’s COVID school-reopening plan falls short

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District officials and labor leaders are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to beef up his proposed “Safe Schools for All” reopening plan to reflect the disproportionate impact months of COVID-19-related distance learning has had on students in low income communities.

Superintendent Austin Beutner was joined Monday morning by representatives of more than a half-dozen district unions to outline their concerns with the plan Newsom introduced on Dec. 30 as part of his $227.2 billion state budget proposal.

The plan includes $2 billion in schools funding and seeks to reopen most campuses by February, with elementary students and those with special needs coming back first. Click here to read more: