School field trip worries about hantavirus

Despite the outbreak of hantavirus infections—three of them fatal— at Yosemite National Park this summer, local middle school principals and science teachers sought approval from a hesitant school board for the annual eighth-grade outdoor education trips to the famous national park.
The educators pleaded their case at the Sept. 11 meeting of the Las Virgenes Unified School District board.
Assistant Superintendent Mary Schillinger introduced the issue to the board and explained that conditional ...

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