Response to Senate Bill 86

NEWS RELEASE: California’s Large, Urban School Districts Offer Response To Legislature’s “Safe and Open Schools Plan”
Posted on 02/18/2021
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, and San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten

Today, the Legislature introduced Senate Bill 86, its Safe and Open Schools Plan, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s request for early action to support safe school reopening. For more than 11 months, our school districts have been urging state leaders to make schools a priority and the unveiling of this proposed legislation is a step in the right direction.

“These clear guidelines from the state will help reopen schools in the safest way possible. In addition to ensuring appropriate health measures at schools and underscoring the need to control community spread of the virus, the proposed action recognizes the critical role vaccinations for all school staff play in creating the safest possible school environment.”