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Parents rally to reopen schools in Chula Vista Elementary School District

Posted at 6:16 AM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 09:16:55-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A group of parents hosted a rally Monday evening calling on Chula Vista Elementary School District officials to reopen schools for in-person learning.

Parents said they want the district to move forward with a phased reopening approach, a plan that was supposed to start on Oct. 26.

However, the district halted the repoening plan at the beginning of October, citing concerns about rising COVID-19 cases in two specific ZIP codes -- 91911 and 92154.

Parents argued that there is a safe way to go back to in-person learning, but they feel the district isn't ready.

CVESD Superintendent Francisco Escobedo said he does want to get children back in the classroom and is hoping cases in those ZIP codes go down so they can reopen by the end of the year.

He added that the district is still working with employee associations and labor groups in hopes of coming to an agreement so teachers can have everything they need to safely do their job.