The Los Angeles school district, which is the second-largest school district in the country following New York City, announced a fully digital school year this coming year.
Here’s a quote from the announcement which you can read here.
On March 13, four months ago today, we made the difficult decision to close our schools to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Much has changed since that time: New research is available, additional information on school safety experiences from around the world, and updated health guidelines from state and county leaders.
Unfortunately, much of the research is incomplete and many of the guidelines are vague and contradictory. One fact is clear: those countries that have managed to safely reopen schools have done so with declining infection rates and on-demand testing available. California has neither. The skyrocketing infection rates of the past few weeks make it clear the pandemic is not under control.
Most importantly to many families, the school also said that “…Free meals will continue to be provided at the current distribution stations.”
Many worries about whether or not children will be getting food where they normally get it have been put aside as the city has continued to hand out food at distribution centers for kids out of school:
In the past four months, we have provided more than 47 million meals to families, distributed more than 250,000 computers to students and trained more than 35,000 educators in online learning. In the weeks ahead, we plan to continue this breakneck pace.
What do you think about a digital Fall? What problems come with this? how does it help or hurt?