San Francisco teacher warned for teaching in park

Joanne Jacobs:

Today, Andrew Libson, a physics teacher at San Francisco’s Mission High School, will be in a San Francisco park teaching children and their parents about circuits.

The district investigated Libson for teaching his students in a park during spring break,  but he received only a slap on the wrist, reports Kate Selig for Mission Local.
“News of the investigation quickly drew widespread blowback on social media from community members.”

In a letter to Libson, Mission High principal Pirette McKamey said he’d violated a health order by teaching students from more than three households.

Libson’s March 29 outdoor learning event over spring break involved 11 students and some of their family members; he led them in an activity about circuits, with Covid safety protocols enforced. The event was entirely optional for students, and students were required to get the consent of their parents before attending.

Mission High reopened on April 26 only for special-needs students.