L.A. schools can reopen small in-person classes

Schools in Los Angeles County can reopen small classes beginning on Sept. 14 for students with disabilities and English-language learners, a move to safely provide in-person instruction and services to children whose education has deeply suffered since campuses closed in March.

Small groups of students who have individualized education plans, require instruction for English as a second language, or must have an assessment to determine their needs will be able to come to campus for services, as long as their schools comply with the county’s reopening protocols, the health department announced Wednesday.

“This will get children who are in the most need of in-person learning back into the classroom,” said Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis during a news briefing.

The county said schools must maintain small, stable cohorts of no more than 12 students and two supervisors in order to ensure the safety of teachers and students. Schools must submit an operational plan to the county Department of Public Health and adhere to reopening protocols.

Read full article here: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-09-02/l-a-county-schools-reopen-neediest-students?fbclid=IwAR0GXNPmeUrNrT9C96RQc_g9jMDCZ3aP63DlbSPFBJlGawFGUpYNBl1N7Kw