LAUSD Schools to be Closed Through the End of the Summer

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner announced Tuesday that the district's campuses will remain closed through the summer, with online classes continuing for the rest of the school year.

Beutner said students will be given the chance to improve their grades as campus closures continue for the remainder of the school year, and that no students will be penalized with lower or failing grades.

“Students can work to improve their grades, but we don't want to penalize those who may not have had access to technology or may be experiencing difficulties at home,” Beutner said.

The district is also working on holding a virtual graduation for high school seniors this year. District officials are soliciting input from students on what they'd like to see happen for their graduation.

The LAUSD will also work with community colleges to help any students who are going from high school to college to ensure they will not miss out on any important credits they need.

“We will not allow the closure of school facilities to close the doors of opportunity for young adults earning a high school diploma and starting college can provide for them,” Beutner said. “Like many issues at this time, we're trying to find a balance between helping students continue to learn and the sometimes harsh realities the crisis is bringing to the lives to so many of the students and families we serve.”

About $4.5 million has been raised to help provide meals for families through the district's Grab and Go program, which has so far provided 7 million meals since schools were closed last month.

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