Safe Public Schools
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CTA has advocated for safe schools. We can’t have a safe California without safe public schools. As the pandemic continues, we remain committed to advocating for and urging enforcement of safety protocols in schools.
Prior Advocacy during COVID-19 pandemic:
- On December 30, 2020, Governor Newsom announced proposed plans for reopening schools in 2021. Please see below for our stance and resources:
- Statement From CTA President E. Toby Boyd regarding Gov. Newsom’s December 30, 2020 School Reopening Announcement
- School Reopenings: Our Stance
- Superintendents of large, urban school districts respond to Gov. Newsom school-funding proposal, plus supporting materials.
- Senators Push Back on Governor’s School Reopening Plan, California Educator
- CTA Letter to California Elected Leaders: “Let us be clear, no one wants to be back in our classrooms with our students, where we know they learn best, more than educators. Safety, however, should not be a relative or subjective term up to regional or political interpretation. Safety should be a standard.” Read the full letter. December 15, 2020
- California Parents and Voters Say Protecting the Health of Students, Educators and Families Top Factor in Reopening Local Schools October 15, 2020
- CTA Letter to California Elected Leaders: “Your leadership and action are needed to ensure that robust testing, tracing, and isolation support, along with the other prevention measures, are in place before students and their educators and support staff return to in-person learning.” Read the full letter. September 16, 2020
- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s letter to CTA President Boyd re: the Student Engagement Template “My team at the CDE is reaching out to let you know that we hear our teachers’ feedback, and we believe this matter presents an opportunity to collaborate on improvements.” Read the full letter.