Sickout, Covid leave San Francisco without one-fifth of teachers, aides
San Francisco public schools were missing 900 teachers and aides on Thursday after a group of teachers staged a sickout to call for more protections from Covid-19, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The number represents about one-fifth of all teachers and aides.
It was unclear how many of the missing staff were out because they were ill or quarantining after a Covid-19 exposure, and how many were out in protest.
Districts across the state have struggled to find enough substitutes to cover the high number of absences caused by Covid-19.