Santa Cruz County Office of Education Education Local News 

County Board of Education Addresses Governor Newsom’s Safe Schools for All Plan

The county's collective district superintendents released a press statement this week providing an update on their alignment with Governor Gavin Newsom's Safe Schools for All Plan. Takeaways include support for financial incentives for elementary schools to open in hybrid format and a stance that Newsom's requirement for weekly testing would be neither feasible nor necessary in Santa Cruz County. Read More
CA Coastal Commission Art & Poetry Contest Art Education Local News 

CA Coastal Commission Art & Poetry Contest

Students in grades K through 12 are invited to submit their original art and poetry to the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. All entries must have a California ocean or coastal theme. Last day to enter is January 31 2021. Review contest guidelines at https://www.coastal.ca.gov/art-poetry/#guidelines. The event is sponsored by Acorn Naturalists. For more information, or to… Read More
Meg Mulcaster virtual learning Columns Education 

Navigating School Contingencies

In May and June, when COVID numbers were declining because of two months of shelter-in-place orders, it seemed feasible to envision a fall where case numbers were low enough that students could return safely to campuses with safeguards in place and modified schedules. But as case numbers have soared across the state, and wait-times for COVID test results can stretch... Read More
San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Education Local News 

State Superintendent Releases Guidelines for Reopening Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond released a 62-page initiative for reopening schools in the fall titled Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools. Requirements include use of face masks, limited class sizes, and social distancing. View the document here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/documents/strongertogether.pdf Read More