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News - October 22, 2021

Local schools hit hard by pandemic staffing shortages

Districts scramble to find substitutes, leaving administrators and counselors to fill in

by By Zoe Morgan and Angela Swartz

Mei Chan may be the Las Lomitas Elementary School District's chief business officer, but on a chilly morning earlier this month, Chan was also a crossing guard for the district, which has one school in Menlo Park and one in Atherton. Dressed in a green reflective vest, she ushered students across the intersection of Avy and Altschul avenues near La Entrada Middle School.

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