The return to in-person learning for LAUSD high school students had a lower turnout than anticipated.
According to the Los Angeles Times, only 7% of high school students have returned to campuses in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Why? TheTimes says that despite the district's extensive safety measures, the majority of high school level students have not been lured to return.
In-person attendance for high school students isn't the only factor in the decline. The report also says that LAUSD is seeing lower than expected attendance numbers at all grade levels.
- About 30% of elementary school children have returned.
- 12% of middle school students have returned.
The district had anticipated that more than twice as many middle and high school students would return. The vast majority of LAUSD's students haven't returned to campus since March 13, 2020.
An important figure that the Times report provides to show the income disparities among families in the LAUSD system is the following: 12% of high school students who live in the Huntington Park/Vernon area, with a median income of $44,231, have returned to campus compared with 4.8% in West L.A., with a median income of $116,083.
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