San Francisco Unified Sets Reopening Target Date

San Francisco Unified students will return to classrooms on Jan. 25 if all goes as planned. It’s a big if, dependent on health officials’ satisfaction that all health and safety requirements have been met, including proper ventilation and supplies. It also depends on successful negotiations over work conditions between the district and staff.

The Jan. 25 reopening timeline was approved unanimously by the School Board Tuesday. The Board has faced calls for more clarity from parents and local officials. Even Mayor London Breed stepped up to support a specific reopening target date. The pressure was on and the Board responded.

The measure was authored by Board Vice President Gabriela López, Stevon Cook, and Jenny Lam. It calls for a phased-in approach, beginning with the reopening of elementary schools for students with disabilities, as well as preschools, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade.

Read the details at the San Francisco Chronicle