Los Angeles, California – The school year will begin in just two weeks, but the Los Angeles Unified School District said fewer children will be attending classes this year.
Up to 20,000 students, according to LAUSD Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, were either not registered or quit attending school last year.
The district is still looking for candidates for more than 900 teaching vacancies and roughly 200 bus driver openings as the first school day gets closer.
These issues with staffing arise because the LAUSD has not formally decided whether staff members and children will be obliged to wear masks when the schools reopen.
The LA Unified Board of Education decided to extend the 2022–2023 school year by a few days in order to provide the students who have lagged behind because of the pandemic a chance to catch up a little.