California State PTA’s Response to Agreement on School Reopening Reached by Legislature and Governor

SACRAMENTO, March 4, 2021 – Celia Jaffe, President of California State PTA, has issued a statement on behalf of California State PTA’s 700,000 members in response to legislation passed today regarding the spring reopening of schools.

“California State PTA is strongly committed to the safe reopening of schools. We appreciate the cooperation between the Governor and Legislature in finalizing a spring agreement to incentivize in-person instruction. Resources for health and safety precautions as well as prioritized funding to address learning loss and the social and emotional needs of students are critical. We continue to urge policymakers, boards of education, and school and district administrators to reach out to and communicate with parents and families as they develop and implement safety and reopening plans. We stand ready to assist as PTA is a partner on schools campuses statewide.”


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Vice President for Communications

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Assistant Executive Director