Photo courtesy of Megan Blash.
With the city of Santa Ana having the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Orange County, schools in the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) are continuing distance learning for the start of the 2020-2021 school year as a precautionary measure.
It’s been a major adjustment for both students and teachers as they organize their workspaces and open their wallets to make an engaging learning experience for SAUSD students. For teachers, the average amount spent to set up their classroom is $740. And this year, retailers expected the average family with school age children to spend a record breaking $790.
We interviewed multiple teachers and students at Godinez Fundamental High School (GFHS) to hear just how big a role distance learning has had on their wallets.