Schools wary amid surge

The reopening of school after the winter break saw as many as 1,208 Las Virgenes Unified School District students out, with COVID-related teacher absences around 10% in the first few days, The Acorn has learned.

According to Superintendent Dan Stepenosky, the three days ending Jan. 5 respectively saw 42, 45 and 44 teachers out with COVID.

In that same period, student absences totaled 9.5%, 16.5% and 9.8%. Jan. 4 saw the most students out over those first few days—1,208—while the others...

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