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California School Boards Association Provides Suite of Resources to Help School Leaders Make Key Decisions Amid Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Addresses critical questions involving equitable education, distance learning, school nutrition, special education, support for students, staff and families, legal considerations, school funding, and compliance with state and federal guidance.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 20, 2020) — The California School Boards Association (CSBA) has released a suite of tools designed to identify the impact of COVID-19 response on public education and inform its advocacy work on behalf of schools grappling with the pandemic. The resources, which can be found at www.csba.org/coronavirus, are designed to provide local educational agencies with critical information on pressing issues related to the crisis while also highlighting the challenges faced by schools, students, staff and communities during this unprecedented time.

California’s more than 1,000 school districts, county offices of educations and regional occupational programs can now benefit from:

  • An expanded COVID-19 resources page with scores of new resources on subjects including student health and well-being, remote and distance learning, students with disabilities and special needs, multilingual education, support for parents and families, meals and nutrition services and pressing legal issues.
  • A survey designed to identify the most significant challenges LEAs face in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and possible measures to mitigate these issues. 
  • A question submission tool that school district and county board members can use to present questions or suggestions related to COVID-19. CSBA will use this online feedback form to develop a statewide schools FAQ. 
  • Regular updates on developments and breaking news related to COVID-19 with a specific focus on schools.       

“Education leaders are making judgement calls at a time when there are few easy answers and information is rapidly changing. In this fast-paced environment, it’s critical that schools have timely, reliable information and we are trying to do our part to support our members as they wrestle with some of the most daunting issues to face school leaders in a generation,” said CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy.

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CSBA is a nonprofit association representing nearly 1,000 PreK-12 school districts
and county offices of education throughout California.
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