Covid 19

Manhattan Beach Unified School District attendance steady despite surge

By Judy Rae

by Mark McDermott  The Manhattan Beach Unified School District continues to grapple with an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases that by this week included nearly eight percent of all students and employees, though the actual number is almost certainly higher due to lags in test results.  Yet, according to reports presented during the Board of Education meeting last week, attendance numbers remain surprisingly robust and are even improving. Testing lags are expected to diminish in coming weeks as the company…