Governor's vaccine plan aims to reopen California classrooms

Gov. Gavin Newsom is continuing his push to reopen more schools for in-class instruction with a plan broadly outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers.

Posted: Feb 25, 2021 3:29 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is continuing his push to reopen more schools for in-class instruction with a plan broadly outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers.

Last week the Democratic governor announced that at least 10% of the state's vaccine supply would go to education workers. That translates roughly to 75,000 doses a week.

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Newsom has come under increasing political pressure to get California's public schools back open.

The majority of the state's 6 million K-12 public school students have not been inside a classroom since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

California's powerful teachers unions have repeatedly said that getting teachers vaccinated is key to reopening classrooms. Newsom and lawmakers disagree.

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