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Release: #20-12
March 17, 2020
Contact: Cynthia Butler
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Supports Statewide Guidance Document Issued by Governor Newsom

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond voiced his support for the comprehensive guidance document issued by Governor Newsom today.

The California Department of Education (CDE) collaborated with the Governor’s office to ensure that local educational agencies (LEAs) have a detailed resource that will address many of the immediate concerns teachers, administrators, and parents are facing in the wake of coronavirus-related school closures.

“It is imperative that we exhaust all efforts to minimize the disruptive impact a school closure can have on our students and their families,” said Thurmond. “Child care, educational options, meal service, and providing support to our students with disabilities are all issues that our school communities are grappling with right now. I am pleased that the Governor provided the necessary answers and solutions that our LEAs need to move forward as they continue to support and serve students throughout the state.”

To view the resource guidance document and more information about coronavirus (COVID-19), please see the CDE’s Coronavirus web page.

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Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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