Other Catholic schools have returned to campus. St. Joseph Catholic School’s kindergarten through 2nd grade went back to class after applying for a waiver, but after winter break students went back to virtual learning as cases of the virus skyrocketed.
“Commencing in-person instruction starts next week in those schools that had opened before and those had not been able to open because of the state guidance now have to wait,” said Superintendent Paul Escala with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
In order for elementary age students to return to schools, LA County needs to have an average new daily case rate of 25 per 100,000 residents which meets the state’s guideline. Until then St. Dominic will have to wait until LA County schools get permission to reopen or waivers are once again granted.
“Regardless of where kids go to school, my message to policymakers is do not discriminate against families and educators who want to return safely to in-person instruction for the sake of another system that may not,” said Escala.
The above comes from a Jan. 28 story on ABC-TV 7 News.