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
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