LOS ANGELES – All Los Angeles Unified School District campuses will remain closed through May 1 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner made the announcement on Twitter Monday morning. He followed up more more details at a press briefing later in the morning.
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According to Superintendent Beutner's latest update:
- School closures extended to May 1, 2020
- LAUSD is working with San Diego Unified to coordinate state efforts
- Work plans for March 30 through April 3 to be provided this week
- $100M to be invested to improve online learning capabilities
- Online education training to be provided for students, families, and educators
Additionally, the district's Grab & Go food centers are providing 250,000 meals daily to students in need. Superintendent Beutner also assured LAUSD employees that continuity of pay and benefits would be maintained.
While schools are closed students have switched to remote learning through three channels. Students are able to watch PBS SoCal for Pre-K to second grade, KLCS for third through eighth grade, and KCET for high school. KQED in San Francisco will provide supplemental resources for students with access to the internet.
For those with access to the internet, the online teaching resource PBS Learning Media already provides a robust curriculum for Pre-K to 12th grade.