Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) released the following statement on Orange County schools reopening in the Fall:
As a former teacher, I am concerned with the guidelines put forth by the Orange County Board of Education to reopen schools in the fall without implementing safety precautions.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout California and with the Governor’s recent announcement to pull back on the State’s reopening, it is imperative for schools to follow state guidelines for reopening in the Fall.
The health and safety of students, teachers, school staff and their families should be a priority. Students and teachers deserve to learn in an environment that is safe for everyone. Schools should continue to offer distance learning or follow state guidelines if they are planning to offer in-person learning.
While the pandemic and distance learning has brought many challenges for teachers and families, it is important to adopt measures that keep everyone safe before reopening.
For more information on the California Department of Education’s reopening guidelines, please visit: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/strongertogether.asp
This article was released by the Office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.