Superintendents Call on Governor to Implement “Common Standard” for Reopening

Seven California public school superintendents are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to commit to a common standard for reopening public schools.

The superintendents collectively represent over 1 million students from Los Angeles, Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, and Santa Ana.

“Together, the seven school districts have provided a path to a Common Standard for all public schools in California and have asked Governor Newsom, the state Legislature and local county and city governments to join in this commitment,” according to a press release

The superintendents would like to see expanded testing. They need funds, uniform testing protocols, and a data collection system that could lead to a “Covid report card” on school infections, according to EdSource’s John Fensterwald.

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