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Teacher sickout expected to hit San Francisco school, reports say

A wildcat sickout of teachers in San Francisco who believe the local school district has failed to adequately protect them during the Covid pandemic and the surge of the omicron variant is expected Thursday, news outlets are reporting.

Nearly 500 people signed an online petition supporting the action, which is not organized by the teachers union, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting.

There has already been an “overwhelming  absentee rate” among teachers in the San Francisco Unified School district this week, the newspaper reported, with central office administrators and the superintendent of schools acting as substitutes.

The action comes on the same day that a bargaining session between the district and the United Educators of San Francisco over safety protocols is scheduled.