On LAUSD’s First Day Of Online-Only School, Even The Bus Drivers Are Pitching In
The L.A. Unified School District kicked off a new school year today with two days of online orientation.
But on campus, there was still activity. The phone rang off the hook in the front office of San Fernando Middle School this morning as parents and students called in with tech support questions.
“I believe it was more than 200 calls this morning,” reported Grace Sanchez. Her normal job: school bus driver. Her “today” job: whatever the middle school’s front office staff needed.
“We’re all in the same boat. We have to make the best of it, and try to help each other out.”
She didn’t have all the answers — but Sanchez says she did help a lot of Spanish-speaking parents.
Even though the district is beginning the year in online-only mode, custodians, bus drivers and food service workers reported to work at LAUSD sites this week. Some administrators and office staff are on-campus too, and teachers are being given the option to teach from their classrooms.
Sanchez plans to be back at San Fernando Middle School — answering phones — again on Wednesday.
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