Chandler School District Officials Move Swiftly To Virtual Learning, Leave Parents In The Lurch

CHANDLER — On Monday, parents of over 46,000 Chandler school students were sent scrambling after Chandler Unified School District leaders opted to return to virtual learning. Students were expected to return to in-person learning on Tuesday.

Those plans changed in response to statements made by Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman that the schools were not safe last week.

Hoffman has been accused of fear mongering. Critics say her claims are baseless due to the fact that there is no evidence that young students are super-spreaders of the COVID-19 virus. In fact, the Centers For Disease Control have urged state officials to open school doors.

Parents urged district officials on Monday to follow through with the in-person learning plans. However, their pleas were not only ignored, the governing board voted to lower the threshold for the percent of positive cases on a campus that will trigger future returns to virtual learning.