Joint Statement from CA School Superintendents

Joint Statement from Fresno Unified Superintendent Robert G. Nelson, Long Beach Unified Superintendent Jill Baker, Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner, Oakland Unified Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Sacramento City Unified Superintendent Jorge A. Aguilar, San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten and San Francisco Unified Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews
Posted on 12/31/2020

December 30, 2020 

On behalf of the more than 1 million students we serve, we welcome the efforts by the Newsom administration to make the reopening of public school classrooms a priority.

As we noted in our letter of November 2, it will take a coordinated effort at the state and local levels to reopen classrooms as soon as possible while protecting the health and safety of all in the school community.

We will look carefully at what is being proposed and intend to provide feedback to the Governor and his staff, as well as our legislative representatives in Sacramento, to make sure the guidelines address the needs of students and families served by large, urban districts across the state.

We recognize much time has been put into the Governor’s plan, as two months have passed since our letter of November 2. We will provide a thorough response prior to the Legislature reconvening on January 11.

Media Contact: San Diego Unified Communications Director Maureen Magee, mmagee@sandi.net, (619) 381-7930