LAUSD’s first day of school: Parents, teachers, and school board weigh in

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A “welcome back” banner is seen at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate, August 16, 2021. Photo by Zaydee Sanchez for KCRW. Photo by Zaydee Sanchez for KCRW.

LAUSD’s 2021-2022 school year kicked off today. Some parents, students, and teachers experienced long wait times entering campuses due to the district’s new Daily Pass program, but are confident the kinks will get worked out. Faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated by October 15, and some middle and high school teachers are encouraging their students to get the shots. Routine testing sites are set up on campuses for students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.