School officials are struggling to keep schools open amid Covid outbreaks and staffing shortages. Conflicting messages from California state officials are making it even more difficult.
California's already dire substitute shortage has become a crisis for some schools. Districts are responding by increasing salaries, asking parents for help.
Independent study is now the only option for quarantined students; superintendents warn the regulations are too constraining.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to allow school districts to enforce the state mask mandate has parents demanding they drop the requirement.
Some school boards and administrators predict there’ll be few takers for extra funding due to the burdens of testing and labor negotiations.
A critical shortage of substitute teachers is making it difficult for some school districts to stay open or to reopen later this school year.
A new report says counties should compete to offer many of the services they now provide.
Changes would make the document better organized but not easier to track expenditures.