SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A group of parents held a demonstration in Santa Ana to demand that local elementary schools apply for waivers that would allow them to reopen for in-person learning.
The demonstrators gathered outside of the Educators' Association officials Tuesday evening and chanted "no school, no pay."
Organizers said the lack of in-person schooling disproportionately hurts low-income and minority families who are less able to support distance learning and work from home.
They also claim children face less risk from COVID-19 than adults.
The union says Gov. Gavin Newsom made the decision to close schools, not the union, and that their priority is the safety of staff and students.
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Meanwhile, Los Angeles County health officials have said they will not consider applications for waivers until the local COVID-19 case rate drops.