The superintendent for the Los Angeles Unified School District announced Monday that students will not return to the classroom when the fall semester begins next month because of the surge in coronavirus cases across Southern California, CBS Los Angeles reports. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner said that the fall semester will begin on August 18 — but student learning will begin online only, with no students returning to in-person classes.
LAUSD employs approximately 75,000 people and serves almost 700,000 students. It’s the second-largest school district in the country.
Along with LAUSD, the San Diego Unified School District will also be beginning its fall semester in a virtual format. The two districts released a joint statement confirming the move.
“Both districts will continue planning for a return to in-person learning during the 2020-21 academic year, as soon as public health conditions allow,” the statement read.
Beutner did not provide an estimate regarding