We are continuing to negotiate in good faith with our labor partners.
For those interested, you can find the latest proposals by OUSD and OEA posted here. We stand willing and able to meet with labor leaders to negotiate the impacts and efforts of in-person learning.
Creating school site specific plans.
School sites will use the information collected from the form to build a schedule for students and staff. Once those schedules are set, they will reach out to families to share what in-person options are available at the site. These schedules will be in line with our reopening plans and our Education Program.
Moving forward together.
We are working hard to create the opportunities and support that our kids need, in a way that keeps our community safe. I want to acknowledge that for some, this message may increase stress and for others it will be a hopeful sign. All may feel some frustration about moving forward without clarity on the details of what in-person learning might look like.
I desperately wish I could provide the certainty that we all crave. In the meantime, we must keep engaging with this uncertainty while acknowledging the difficulty and stress that it brings us all.
I am heartened by the creativity and passion that drive our educators and staff to meet the needs of our students and families. Our 4,000 plus educators and staff members are working incredibly hard to transform and improve their day-to-day practices while planning for a future that looks different than anything they have done. I am also inspired by the devotion and courage of our families. I know that everybody is facing their own personal struggles during this pandemic.
At a time when it is easy to feel divided, I hope that we can pause and find the common ground that unites us: our love for kids, each other, and our Town. By communicating and collaborating, we will move forward together.