No Decision Made On Returning Students to LAUSD Campuses

No decision has been made about reopening LAUSD campuses for in-person classes in the Los Angeles Unified School District this fall during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to L.A. Schools Superintendent Austin Beutner on Monday morning.

School will begin Aug. 18.

There were also survey results released where about 20 percent of parents in Los Angeles said they were not ready to send their kids back to school in the fall, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times. Employees also indicated that 44 percent were ready to return, 20 percent were uncertain and 36 percent were against it, the LA Times story reported.

"In the survey, 59% of families said they were ready to send students back to a campus, 21% were uncertain and 20% were not willing," the story reported.

Beutner talked about what would need to be done in reopening.

“The only way to do this is with extensive testing and contact tracing,” Beutner said in the LA Times story. “In all of the countries — Denmark, Germany, Israel and others where students are back in school facilities — they have put in place extensive testing and contact-tracing capability.”