School Reopening Planning Group

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the California public education system, but not the resolve of education leaders to grow student equity.

ACSA convened a diverse group of educators from throughout the state to consider the safe reopening of California public schools. This School Reopening Planning Report is the result of their work and we present it to you in the hope that it will provide you with inspiration, tools, ideas and resources.

We necessarily begin with a “Call to Action” to each other, our collaborate partners and our state’s leaders to take the immediate steps to ensure we continue growing California’s ability to deliver student equity. This appeal is grounded in a set of “Essential Commitments to Equitable Education” that we all need to make for each other, and especially our students, as we work together to plan for the safe reopening of schools and the next phases of our pandemic recovery. We ground these commitments in a set of core values.

Our school reopening group also analyzed several concrete tools, which we hope will be useful at the school and district levels for planning. These include scenario planning resources and several sets of recommendations. We all know how rapidly conditions will change. This document and the tools it contains will need to grow and evolve as we learn more together about the impact of COVID-19 on California public school students and our school communities.

School Reopening Planning Group