BAY AREA SCHOOLS FACES CHALLENGES AND DECISIONS
As COVID-19 and its omicron variant continue to spread, many Bay Area school districts are facing challenges and decisions.
In San Francisco, according to a social media post by the teachers' union, the school district ran out of COVID-19 test kits, and the union has asked the district to prioritize an agreement around masks, testing and sick leave.
The district did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the union's claims. The district already had offered an additional five sick days for all employees to be taken for COVID-19-related reasons.
Students in two other Bay Area school districts this week could be moving back to remote learning. Hayward Unified announced in a letter to families its students would transition to virtual learning starting Monday because of a surge in COVID-19 cases and a severe staffing shortage.