Parents are scrambling after schools suddenly cancel class over staffing and burnout

Schools and districts around the country have been canceling classes on short notice, leaving parents to find alternate arrangements.
By: | November 23, 2021

Schools and districts around the country have been canceling classes on short notice. The cancellations aren’t directly for COVID quarantines; instead schools are citing staff shortages, staff fatigue, mental health and sometimes even student fights.

Burbio, an organization that tracks school district websites, says these closures are an accelerating trend in the month of November, affecting 858 districts and 8,692 individual schools so far. At least 20 districts have added days to their Thanksgiving break this week, as happened in Ann Arbor, according to a report by CNN.

Sudden changes to the calendar leave families scrambling to make alternate arrangements.

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