Seattle students rally outside school district headquarters over COVID safety concerns

Students of Seattle Public School are conducting a “sickout” outside the district’s headquarters Friday to demand more safety amid the recent COVID surge.

SEATTLE — The surge in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant is continuing to impact schools across western Washington, especially the state’s largest school district. 

As Seattle Public Schools (SPS) closes more campuses and adds more classes to remote learning Friday, there is frustration among students who believe more could be done by the district to make conditions safer and ease transitions to remote learning.

Some students staged a sickout Friday at SPS Headquarters in the city’s SODO neighborhood. A couple

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