Taking care of her ‘babies’: How one LAUSD principal provides pandemic recovery to vulnerable kids

During the pandemic, Los Angeles Unified’s Ninth Street Elementary School teachers saw their students attending remote classes from crowded and noisy shelters — or living with more than ten family members in a small room.

Located in one of Los Angeles’ lowest income neighborhoods, Ninth Street Elementary enrolls students who live in the Fashion District bordering Skid Row, with 24% of their students homeless and 51% of students English Learners.

Because of their family circumstances, Ninth Street principal Jeanette Reyes realized many of her students were coming to school hungry. Reyes, a first year principal, had a solution.

“My cafeteria is open all day in case my babies are hungry,” Reyes said. “They can come and they can eat.” Click here to read more: https://www.laschoolreport.com/taking-care-of-her-babies-how-one-lausd-principal-provides-pandemic-recovery-to-vulnerable-kids/?utm_source=The+74+Million+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b477a3f614-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_12_12_07_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-b477a3f614-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D