Parents’ excitement about San Francisco schools finally reopening in April turned glum Saturday as most realized that their children were not included in the latest plan.
“It was initial excitement and overjoyed feelings of — is this really happening?” said Meredith Dodson, whose son is in preschool at Rooftop Elementary in the Twin Peaks neighborhood. “Now it’s skepticism and concern about what this means for the spring.”
Dodson said she doesn’t know whether her child’s school is among those set to reopen in April. (It’s not.) Although school officials announced Friday night that they had at last reached a tentative deal with teachers to return to the classroom, she and other parents soon realized that only 24 elementary schools of 64 will reopen by the end of April. It’s not clear whether the remaining elementary schools will reopen in May. The agreement opens preschool and elementary grades, but not middle or high schools.