School Reopening Briefing and Listening Session

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On April 14 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. California State PTA and leaders of Governor Newsom’s “Safe Schools For All” team held an online briefing and listening session where we addressed safe school reopening.

During the briefing portion, we discussed statewide safe opening plans, and social-emotional and learning supports for students and families. Information and resources were provided to assist and empower parents and families to advocate on behalf of their child and school.

We also listened to the thoughts and opinions of our attendees. We heard what you need, what questions you had, and your ideas about how schools can safely reopen, stay open and help students thrive.

This briefing and listening session was facilitated by:

  • Dr. Naomi Bardach – Pediatrician and State Lead for the Safe Schools for All Team
  • Brooks Allen – Education Policy Advisor to the Governor
  • California State PTA leaders, led by Celia Jaffe, President