Santa Rosa City Schools Says It Cannot Meet Its March 1 Reopening Date
“Will we start in person March 1? No we won’t,” said Santa Rosa City Schools Superintendent Diann Kitamura on Wednesday, quashing the long anticipated reopening of schools next month.
Kitamura said says the district is “90% there” but that challenges outside of its control remain.
The district is still negotiating with the 900-member Santa Rosa Teachers Association. Teacher vaccinations are a hurdle both sides need to overcome. The union wants teachers fully vaccinated before in-person learning resumes, though it seems willing to settle for one vaccine dose.
This week, Santa Rosa elementary teachers will begin receiving their first doses through the Sonoma County Office of Education. A new reopening timetable will be forthcoming.
Read more at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.