Although the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closing of schools, City Attorney Dennis Herrera said the school board has had plenty of time to formulate and implement a plan for reopening.
Students in districts just outside San Francisco, as well as those enrolled in the city's private schools, have returned to in-school learning, the lawsuit said.
The suit alleged San Francisco school board's reopening plan violated a California mandate that required a clear procedure "to offer classroom-based instruction whenever possible," per Axios.
"The Board of Education and the school district have had more than 10 months to roll out a concrete plan to get these kids back in school," Herrera said. "So far they have earned an F. Having a plan to make a plan doesn't cut it."
Mayor London Breed and other officials said the school board has focused more on issues such as renaming 44 schools to address perceived racial issues., per The Wall Street Journal.