San Diego teachers to provide in-person learning for immigrant girls in detention centers, even as schools in district remain closed

by Jordyn Pair · Mar 30th, 2021 3:32 pm

Last Updated Mar 31st, 2021 at 11:34 am

The San Diego County Board of Education is planning to send teachers to the San Diego Convention Center, where hundreds of teen migrant girls are being housed, to provide in-person instruction, even though many schools in the district remain closed.

The first 500 unaccompanied migrant girls arrived at the center over the weekend from Texas and Arizona as part of a spike of unaccompanied minors that have entered the U.S.

The Board of Education has said that, in addition to in-person learning, it will provide ping-pong tables, soccer balls, and other recreational items.

San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond confirmed the news on Monday.

San Diego Unified School District is currently scheduled to reopen for in-person instruction on April 12.

Some have expressed discontent at the resources being provided.

"If they really, really, truly cared for people, they could walk around our sidewalk right here — any part of San Diego — we have mentally ill, we have elderly, we have our vets all sleeping outside on the sidewalk," one local told media. "Why aren't they being helped like this?"


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