As some districts run out of substitutes to step in for sick and quarantined staff, teachers and students demand more Covid testing and better masks.
School superintendents, already dealing with severe staff shortages, are concerned that testing and vaccine mandates could make matters worse.
Testing up to 25 asymptomatic students and staff together can save time and money in some scenarios, with minimal disruption to instruction.
Covid test shortages and inconsistent protocols at schools are leaving California parents confused and frustrated.
Teachers' and classified staff unions support governor's decision to require vaccinations or regular testing for school employees.
Community infection rates are a big factor in schools' Covid safety plans as they prepare to reopen campuses in the fall.
K-12 districts have guidance on how to safely reopen campuses when California schools resume in the fall. Here's what you need to know.
The state bought 5 million test kits, which can produce results in 15 minutes, and will provide them at no charge and teach how to use them.
Lawmakers would offer $2 billion to bring back elementary school students after April 15; Newsom favors a speedier timetable.
Declining rates of Covid add urgency to reach a deal with legislators to reopen schools for young children and struggling students, he says.
Fresno Supt. Bob Nelson explains urban districts' opposition to Gov. Newsom's reopening plan while Dr. Jeanne Noble of UCSF says it's safe to return to schools by Feb. 1
The districts, which include Los Angeles and San Diego, say they’d get no funding for high rates of Covid they can’t control and want the state to cover the full costs of testing.
Superintendents welcome any state help to get students back in the classroom, but massive testing and other conditions may give some districts second thoughts.