LBUSD assistant superintendent over elementary schools Brian Moskovitz said the enrollment bump has been welcome good news as the district comes out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
California’s education department updated its statewide data system in the spring but the rollout resulted in thousands of errors. Key information about special education students and other high-needs groups was missing or miscalculated.
A persistent teacher shortage has forced many California school districts to hire teachers who aren’t fully credentialed or are teaching out of their subject areas. More of those teachers are teaching classes at schools with high percentages of low-income students, undermining efforts to achieve academic parity with more affluent schools.
With the omicron surge coinciding with winter formal dances, some campuses delayed while others forged ahead, fearing students would miss out on the milestone.
After reaching unprecedented highs in recent days, the Long Beach Health Department reported three straight days of declines in key metrics measuring how quickly the coronavirus is spreading.
The proposal would require students 12 and up who are participating in sports and other activities to receive a first dose of vaccine by Oct. 3 and a second dose by Oct. 31.
CSULB is one of five campuses that received funding from the state university system to start new chapters of Project Rebound.
School districts in California’s richest neighborhoods are far more likely to offer in-person instruction than those serving its poorest, though the state as a whole remains behind the rest of the country in bringing students back inside physical classrooms, according to a CalMatters analysis of state data.
Long Beach students who don’t have reliable internet service can study in one of the city’s four new “learning hubs” at local parks starting Nov. 16.
The district did not say who or how many people at the school tested positive for the virus, citing confidentiality requirements.