As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman says her office was not consulted on the changes to the state’s health recommendations.
Maricopa and Pima Counties have met the requirements for hybrid learning, while more rural counties can begin full-time, in-person classes.
Opinion: Schools that reopen before meeting state health benchmarks are putting educators, students, and their families at-risk.
Some teachers have received minimal supplies, including one bottle of cleaning spray per educator and a small number of face coverings.
Teachers are pushing back on school administrators who planned to reopen schools despite failing to meet state health guidelines.
"I’ve got to decide between [students] and the health and welfare of my wife. And who in the hell deserves that kind of decision?"