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Governor Newsom is providing a significant financial incentive to school districts to return to in-person instruction.  The plan applies only to grades K through 6, plus transitional kindergarten, and would provide $450 in funding per student to the school districts. However school districts must submit a detailed plan for rigorous Covid-19 testing, infection rates must fall to a lower level than currently exists in most districts, and teachers and employee unions must agree to the plan. Newsom offers $2 billion plan to bring back in-person instruction in elementary grades. Not surprisingly, there has been pushback from the larger school districts, and the outcome of the plan is not clear. Large urban districts object to Gov. Newsom’s school reopening plan.