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Stronger Together: Acknowledgments

Part of Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools. Created through the Reopening Schools Task Force that fostered a collaborative process for educators and stakeholders to lend their important voices.

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The California Department of Education is grateful for our partners for the consultation, guidance, and collaboration involved in the creation of this document. Thank you for your help encouraging innovation, improving equity, and strengthening the relationship between educators, schools, parents, and community partners. And, most importantly, thank you for providing guidance for safely reopening schools for California’s 6.2 million students.

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

  • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

  • California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO)

  • California Charter Schools Association (CCSA)

  • California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE)

  • California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA)

  • California Department of Public Health (DPH)

  • California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)

  • California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

  • California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES)

  • California Labor Federation (CLF)

  • California Parent Teachers Association

  • California School Boards Association (CSBA)

  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)

  • California Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPA)

  • California Teachers Association (CTA)

    Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1000

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) State Council

  • Small School Districts Association (SSDA)

  • SSPI Superintendents Advisory Council

CDE would also like to thank the following people for their contributions creating this document.

  • Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Stephanie Gregson, Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Lisa Constancio, Deputy Superintendent, Operations & Administration Branch

  • Kindra Britt, Deputy Superintendent, Access for All Branch

  • Sarah Neville Morgan, Deputy Superintendent, Opportunities for All Branch

  • Rachael Maves, Deputy Superintendent, Instruction & Measurement Branch

  • Mary Nicely, Senior Policy Advisor

  • Cindy Quiralte, Policy Advisor

  • Keith Yamanaka, Chief Counsel

  • Daniel Thigpen, Director, Communications

  • Michael Funk, Director, Expanded Learning Support Division

  • Shanine Coats, Director, Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division

  • Veronica Aguila, Director, English Learner Support Division

  • Barbara Murchison, Director, Educator Excellence & Equity Division

  • Juan Mireles, Director, School Facilities & Transportation Division

  • Kim Frinzell, Director, Nutrition Services Division

  • Kristin Wright, Director, Special Education

  • Mao Vang, Director, Assessment Development & Administration Division

  • Pradeep Kotamraju, Director, College & Career Transition Division

  • Stephen Propheter, Director, Early Learning & Care Division

  • Elly Garner, Director, Government Affairs Division

  • CDE Press and Technology Services Division

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