No student in the Los Angeles Unified School District will receive an 'F' amid pandemic, officials say
April 15, 2020
During a virtual press briefing on Monday, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Austin Beutner acknowledged how difficult the school year has been, with coronavirus lockdowns forcing kids to adapt to learning from home. Beutner also gave students in the district some news to ease the burden: No one will get an 'F' during this unprecedented time.
Beutner said the impact of the crisis on students was made "very real" to him last week, when a student messaged him with suicidal thoughts "because of the pressure she was feeling about school and all the chaos around her." A team from LAUSD got the student to a hospital, where she is receiving care.