L.A. Unified May Sue State Over Reopening Plan

Los Angeles Unified is one step closer toward a lawsuit against the state of California over the governor’s new reopening plan. On Tuesday, the school board unanimously authorized the initiation of litigation, though a spokesperson told POLITICO "we hope to avoid the need to seek legal action."

Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed giving additional funds to schools that resume in-person learning by Feb. 16. California’s large, urban districts say they will not participate because high COVID-19 rates in their areas make the plan unfeasible.

Los Angeles Unified could sue to see that they don’t miss out on funds as a result of their decision to keep classes online. Fresno Unified, Long Beach Unified, San Bernardino City Unified and Sacramento City could follow.