California Association of Suburban School Districts joins in coalition commenting on latest legislative proposal for In-Person Instruction and Student Learning Grants

February 21, 2021

For Immediate Release
February 21, 2021

California Association of Suburban School Districts joins in coalition commenting on latest legislative proposal for In-Person Instruction and Student Learning Grants

Sacramento – The California Association of Suburban School Districts (CALSSD), a statewide coalition of districts that represents districts with more than 500,000 students in TK-12 suburban schools, joined other education associations, school districts and county offices of education to send Legislative leaders comments on SB/AB 86, the latest legislative proposal on school reopening for in-person instruction and addressing learning loss experienced by students during distance learning.

In a coalition letter sent to Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and members of the California Legislature, education system leaders recognized the continued efforts to bring more students back to school campuses for in-person instruction and to support student learning and urged changes to the legislation so that it does not create additional barriers to reopening schools.

In additional comments, Modesto City Schools Superintendent Sara Noguchi, Ed.D., and lead district for CALSSD said:

“We appreciate the continued efforts by policymakers and the momentum to get more students back for in-person instruction. We’re joining education colleagues in sending this letter to ensure that should the bill advance, it doesn’t create hurdles to local efforts to reopen schools and accelerate student learning.”

Read the letter here.

The California Association of Suburban School Districts (CALSSD) advocates for policies and funding to improve education and opportunities for students in suburban schools, member districts include:

Carlsbad Unified School District * Compton Unified School District * El Dorado Union High School District * Elk Grove Unified School District *Folsom Cordova Unified School District * Fremont Union High School District * Glendale Unified School District * Irvine Unified School District * Laguna Beach Unified School District * Las Virgenes Unified School District * Madera Unified School District * Modesto City Schools * Oceanside Unified School District * Ontario-Montclair School District * Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District * Poway Unified School District * Rocklin Unified School District * Roseville City School District Rowland Unified School District * San Juan Unified School District * Santa Barbara Unified School District * Santa Clara Unified School District * Tustin Unified School District * Vista Unified School District

For more information, contact Andrea Ball at andrea@ballfrostgroup.com

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