Press Release

We applaud Governor Newsom and state leadership for their commitment to funding schools
fully throughout the pandemic and issuing guidance requiring local education agencies (“LEAs”
or “schools”) to provide distance learning, nutrition, special education services, and other
essential resources. Many schools have risen to the challenge during the school closures,
delivering rigorous remote instruction, providing thousands of meals to families, offering remote
academic and social-emotional counseling support, and providing other lifelines to their
communities. However, many other schools have been less successful, lagging behind in
providing the necessary supports and the education students need and deserve.