Community groups join LAUSD-led campaign to speak out about Newsom’s school reopening proposal

More than a half-dozen educational and community organizations have joined in a campaign led by the Los Angeles Unified School District to apply pressure on the state to adopt a school reopening plan that would, in their opinion, better address the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students.

Representatives from 28 organizations, including Partnership for LA Schools, Educators for Excellence-Los Angeles and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, sent a joint letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Jan. 13, outlining measures they’d like to see be part of his proposed Safe Schools for All reopening plan.

Their suggestions mirror those laid out by superintendents from Los Angeles, Long Beach and five other large urban districts in a letter sent to Newsom last week, as well as in a joint statement issued by LAUSD’s superintendent and its various labor employee groups on Monday, and again in a resolution the LAUSD school board adopted Tuesday. Click here to read more: