Apprentices from the seven largest school districts in the state, including Los Angeles and Long Beach Union University, have sent a letter to Governor Newsom to postpone the new governor’s post. The proposed school reopening plan.
Newsom Safe School for All ProgramAnnounced in late December, 1,037 public school districts in California are encouraged to draft plans to provide personal guidance after COVID-19 cases reach a sufficiently low threshold.
After the local union, county and state officials approved and passed the reopening guidelines for these areas, they were eligible for a $450 award per student. For LAUSD, this means at least $1
But the local school district is not ready to join.The letter believes that Newsom’s plan is not conducive to large school districts such as LAUSD that serve low-income families, many of which are The proportion of people infected by the coronavirus is disproportionate.
If these schools cannot open face-to-face learning due to the surge in the case rate, the local area is worried that they may lose the funds provided. The letter stated that Newsom’s proposal reversed the state’s commitment to fair funding:
“Affluent communities where family members can work from home will see schools invest more money. The low-income communities that bear the brunt will see schools close with lower funding.”
The state’s plan recognizes the possibility of supporting inequality and promises Provide weighted funds for “areas that provide services to low-income families, English learners, and foster youth students.”
Instead, the person in charge of the signing hopes that all schools can have money.
The principal of Long Beach Unified, Jill Baker, said that she signed the letter because she supported the reopening of schools, but she wanted to see state standards for doing so, not as suggested by the Safe Schools Program. Leave it to the various regions.
Baker said: “Before the plan was released, no school district was consulted about the plan.” “This letter is to describe what we believe is what needs to be done in California’s largest urban area.”
Baker said that under Newsom’s plan, the Long Beach Federation may only get the remaining funds, and smaller areas with lower case rates get the first chance.
As of January 5, among the 100,000 residents of Los Angeles County, there are 65.8 new cases of positive coronavirus every day, and adjustments have been made. To resume classes, a county must report an average of fewer than 28 positive cases among 100,000 residents within 7 days.
Baker said: “Our suggestion is to consider a stock-centric approach to study changes in demand across the state.”
In addition to requesting equal funding, this letter outlines some other declarations and recommendations:
- These school districts stated that as long as they meet hygiene standards and the state decides that schools should be open, they can be open to personal guidance.
- The basic guidelines for reopening should be standardized for each school district.Once it is safe, all areas should be authorized to conduct personal guidance
- Public health funding, not funding Proposal 98, Applied to the COVID-19 test and other health-related expenses at the school site
- COVID-19 testing and vaccination should be integrated with schools and funded by the state
- State supplementary funds should be used to personally reopen special education
- The state should explain how to determine the threshold for COVID-19 cases to determine if personal guidance is safe
Update at 12 pm on January 7: This article has been updated to reflect the rate of coronavirus cases throughout Los Angeles County.
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