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Guidelines issued by the CDC and state could require regular temperature checks and smaller classrooms. (Courtesy photo)

Complying with national coronavirus guidelines to reopen San Francisco schools in the fall could cost a minimum of $27 million at a time when The City’s school district is already contending with a $132 million budget deficit, officials said Friday.

At a joint meeting with the Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Unified School District and City College of San Francisco officials, SFUSD Deputy Superintendent Myong Leigh said the School Superintendents Association (AASA) estimates that cleaning procedures, supplies, and additional staff needed for coronavirus precautions outlined by the Centers for Disease Control would cost a national average of $450 per student.

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