SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – As the one year period approaches since the last class for public school children in San Francisco, the school district and teachers’ union appear to be unable to further agree on a plan to open classrooms.
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) hosted a Zoom press conference on Tuesday to update progress towards a settlement with the United Educators of San Francisco (UESF), citing the two sides have very different proposals for personal lessons.
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The SFUSD says its board of directors will vote on a reopening plan on Tuesday, but without a work agreement, the kids will continue to stay at home with no date set for them to return to the classroom.
“We have not set an appointment for various reasons,” said Deputy Superintendent of Instructions Enikia Ford Morthel. “We cannot predict that the staff in the first school wave will be able to receive the vaccine. We cannot predict when SF will be in the red or orange plane. And we cannot predict that we will negotiate with our work partners. Even so, I think we all want the babies back in person as soon as possible, and so we continue to plan for it to happen when it is possible. “
The teachers’ union agreed to go back to school with vaccinations in the state’s purple tier or no vaccinations if the state is in the orange tier. The district wants fewer but full days of personal study, while the union wants more half-days.
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“We don’t want to offer only half days,” said SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews on Tuesday. “We know that transitions are difficult, we want consistency and a full day for our students.”
San Francisco public schools closed on March 13 and cleared for reopening on September 21 under guidelines from the California Department of Health. The continuing delays in reopening have led the city to sue the district and apply for an emergency injunction to force the district to reopen.
The district has postponed a vote on this until 3 p.m. Tuesday. The agenda was postponed at the request of the parents. Some are now calling for school council members to be recalled to bring their children back to school.
Last Friday, a group of parents launched a recall campaign for school council president Gabriela Lopez and board members Alison Collins and Faauuga Moliga.
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The board recently tabled a much-criticized effort to rename dozen of city schools that opponents said would undermine efforts to reopen schools for in-class learning.