From Superintendent Randy Booker to the PUSD community on Thursday, March 25:
I wanted to make sure you all are able to review the following joint statement from the Board of Education, Superintendent and leadership from APT, CSEA, and APSA regarding our commitment to to full-time in-person school for 2021-2022 school year:
Piedmont public school district leaders, educators and staff are committed to a safe and productive learning and working environment. We believe that a full-time in-person program on school campuses is key to an optimal learning environment. We understand that an in-person learning environment will promote the physical health of students, as well as the social and emotional well-being of the entire school community.
Given the current understanding, relevant data, guidance from the county and state, and existing circumstances regarding COVID-19, PUSD fully desires and expects to have full in-person onsite learning for the entire 2021-22 school year, absent extraordinary changes to public health and safety that would prevent this from occurring.
We acknowledge that PUSD families have similarly expressed overwhelming support for a return to a full in-person onsite learning environment for the 2021-22 school year.
We pledge to work together as a district and with our families to take all necessary steps and precautions, address contingencies, and plan for reopening scenarios needed to ensure a safe and healthy return to full-time, in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year.
PUSD Board of Education
Randall Booker, Superintendent
Gabe Kessler, APT President
Nicole Straley, CSEA President
Michael Corritone, APSA Representative
Sylvia Flores Eggert, APSA Representative