L.A. Supervisors Pursue Alternative Learning Sites at Parks and Libraries

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal last week that would allow children to use county parks and libraries as alternative learning sites while LAUSD campuses are closed.

“In the middle of this worsening pandemic distance learning is our safest option right now, but this is untenable for parents who can’t work from home and some of our most vulnerable families,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn, who introduced the proposal. “In the middle of this worsening pandemic distance learning is our safest option right now, but this is untenable for parents who can’t work from home and some of our most vulnerable families,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “We have been able to run summer day camps at our County parks safely this year despite the pandemic. I hope we can use a similar model to utilize our parks to provide safe, supervised spaces for kids to do their distance learning while they can’t be in the classroom.” 

The Department of Parks and Recreation has until next month to report back to supervisors with a plan to for supervision and programming at parks and libraries in unincorporated areas.


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