Less than half of expected L.A pupils returned in first week; then numbers improved

Fewer than half of elementary school students who were expected to return for in-person classes showed up during the first week that campuses reopened in L.A. Unified, but numbers improved significantly the second week, L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner announced Monday.

Beutner also released data indicating that, over roughly the last three weeks, about one in every 1,000 district-administered coronavirus tests were positive among students and staff. Those who test positive for the virus are not allowed on campus or are sent home if already on campus. The district also follows up with contact tracing.

Middle and high schools begin to welcome students back to campus on Tuesday. About one in four middle school students is expected back; about one in five high school students, according to recent district figures. Click here to read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-04-26/disappointing-la-school-reopening-attendance-improves