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