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EXCLUSIVE: SDUSD school tour ahead of first day back

Posted at 7:16 AM, Apr 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-12 17:03:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Students in the San Diego Unified School District are heading back to class Monday after months of distance learning during the pandemic.

Ahead of the first day, ABC 10News got an exclusive tour of Mason Elementary school with the principal and SDUSD Board President Richard Barerra.

The district says based on parent surveys they expect about 50 percent of students to return the first week.

Public health measures are in place, including spacing desks 5 to 6 feet apart, air filters, hand sanitizer, and personal protective equipment for teachers and students.

A classroom would shift to online learning if 2 or more cases could be traced back to the classroom within a 14-day period, according to Kisha Borden, president of the San Diego Education Association. A school would shift to online learning if 2 or more cohorts or classes had been quarantined or 5% of all students and staff had tested positive (within a 14-day period). An entire district would close if 25% of the schools had closed, Borden added.