SACRAMENTO – JULY 17, 2020 – California State PTA has released the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s press conference today, in which he made important announcements and laid out clear guidelines for when schools could safely reopen for in-person instruction.
“The health and safety of children, families and school staff are of paramount importance at this time,” said Celia Jaffe, President of California State PTA. “We appreciate Governor Newsom’s efforts today in laying out clear guidelines for when schools could safely reopen for in-person instruction. Provisions for regular testing, contact tracing, and use of masks are important in inhibiting the spread of the virus. Science should guide us as a state, and our children and families need to prepare for the school year ahead with clear guidance. We feel the Governor is providing that in his message today,” she added.
About California State PTA: California State PTA connects families, schools and communities. We are part of the foundation of our public-education system and a trusted messenger to millions of members, parents, families, educators and allied agencies throughout the state. PTA is the nation’s largest volunteer-led child-advocacy association working to drive improvements in the education, health and well-being of all children and families. For more information: www.capta.org.
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