SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The California Legislature has approved a $6.6 billion plan aimed at returning students to the classroom.
The legislation approved Thursday would give school districts $2 billion if they offer in-person instruction by the end of the month.READ MORE: Woman Suspected Of Stabbing Man Surrenders Following Standoff In Pasadena
Another $4.6 billion would be available to all school districts to help students catch up. But districts must spend at least 85% of that money on in-person instruction.READ MORE: 16,000 Students Return To Elementary Schools In Anaheim For First Time In 13 Months
Most of California’s 6.1 million public school students have been learning from home since last March because of the pandemic.
Critics say the plan is still too weak because it does not require schools to resume in-person instruction.MORE NEWS: 2 Men Hospitalized After Large Explosion At Valley Glen Home
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