Labor Unions Urge Sacramento School Districts to Hold Off on Reopening

The labor unions representing teachers at Sacramento City Unified, Natomas Unified, and Twin Rivers are pushing to keep schools closed until at least January, the Sacramento Bee reports.

Sacramento County schools are able to reopen as of Tuesday. But in a letter to Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools Dave Gordon and the superintendents of the three aforementioned districts, labor leaders said campus reopenings would exacerbate inequality in low-income areas where transmission rates remain high.

“We must ensure that there is COVID-19 health equity in all neighborhoods and places across our county before schools return to in-person instruction,” the letter said.

Most Sacramento schools that are planning to reopen are holding off until at least next month anyway.

Read more at the Sacramento Bee.


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