Newsom Executive Order Makes It Easier To Hire Substitute Teachers Amid Omicron SurgeScrambling to keep schools open, Gov. Gavin Newsom has issued an executive order making it easier for San Francisco Bay Area school districts to hire teachers and other employees amid staffing shortages brought on by the latest surge in coronavirus cases.
Omicron Surge: Oakland Charter School Closes For Week Because Of Teacher ShortageOfficials at the Oakland School for the Arts announced Tuesday they were cancelling classes for the remainder of the week because a shortage of teachers caused by positive COVID cases and quarantines in the wake of exposure to the virus.
COVID Surge: Attendance Low As Bay Area School Districts Scramble To Keep Classes OpenSchools across the Bay Area were scrambling to keep classrooms open on Monday, with different districts handling the COVID-19 surge in different ways. Despite their efforts, many students still opted to stay home.
Newsom's Budget Spending Plan: Wildfires, Smash-And-Grab Robberies, COVID, Immigrant Health Care California would be the first state to provide health coverage to all immigrants in the country illegally under the budget Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Monday.
Santa Clara County Officials Urge Schools To Remain Open During Omicron SurgeWhile schools districts across the San Francisco Bay Area have been suspending classes because of concerns over the growing number of omicron cases, Santa Clara County officials have issued an urgent plea on the importance of maintaining in-classroom instruction during the current surge.
COVID: Marin Health Officer Urges Schools To Avoid Spectators At Indoor Sporting EventsIndoor sports in Marin County may soon be played without fans following a new recommendation from county public health officials in an effort to reduce the omicron variant's spread.
CDC Endorses Schools’ Coronavirus 'Test-To-Stay' Policies To Keep Students In Classrooms U.S. health officials are endorsing “test-to-stay” policies that allow close contacts of students infected with the coronavirus to remain in classrooms if they test negative.
COVID: Marin Schools Giving Students At-Home Test Kits To Prevent Surge After Holiday BreakWhen students in Marin County leave school for the holiday break they will be carrying a COVID-19 test kit with them. It's part of a massive universal testing experiment that officials hope will eliminate a holiday surge of the virus.
Superintendent Thurmond Announces Committee to Expand Gender Neutral Bathrooms in SchoolsState schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond announced Friday the formation of a committee to make recommendations to expand the availability of gender neutral bathrooms on California school campuses.
Amid Protests Hayward Unified District Officials Vote To Close Two SchoolsAmid protests from parents, teachers and students, the Hayward Unified School District Board late Wednesday decided to close two schools, citing budget constraints and declining enrollment.
COVID: Arrival Of Kids Vaccines Prompts Calls To End Mask Mandate In K-12 SchoolsThe arrival of vaccine doses for 5-to 11-year-olds is prompting parents, and respected doctors to ask, ‘when will masks come off in schools?’
COVID: Masks At Schools Likely To Stay Into New Year, State Health Officials SayState public health officials said Wednesday that indoor mask requirements in schools are likely to remain in place into 2022, but could be modified as more students get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Hayward Students, Parents Rally To Keep Open Schools On Proposed Closure ListAs the Hayward Unified School District looks to close several schools, citing a budget shortfall, parents and students held a rally Thursday as they are pushing back on the plans.
COVID: In California, Inconsistent Virus Rules At Schools Are The NormAside from a common pandemic lingo there is little similarity in how California schools are applying COVID-19 rules, leading to a dizzying patchwork of approaches that parents and teachers say can be confusing and frustrating.
San Francisco Health Officials To Open Mass COVID Testing Site For Students To address the growing need to test students for classroom exposure to COVID-19, San Francisco health officials announced Wednesday they will be opening a mass testing site in a parking lot near the Crocker Amazon sports complex.