CA districts can seek waiver for elementary schools from ban on in-school instruction

Gov. Newsom didn’t mention it in his hour-long press conference, but new state guidelines banning in-school instruction in counties on a monitoring list for coronavirus infections includes a waiver provision that could exempt elementary schools.

Hours after Newsom released his guidelines, Santa Clara County’s superintendent of public schools and the director of public health sent out a letter inviting public and private school officials to apply for the waiver. Other county superintendents reported getting many questions about possible waivers over the weekend.

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