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ISTA Statement in Response to School Re-entry Guidance

Statement from ISTA President Keith Gambill responding to the release of COVID-19 health and safety re-entry guidance.

"The guidance released today clearly leaves the decision-making standards on re-entry to local school districts. This means teachers and staff must be part of this planning, as much of the responsibility for student safety falls on them.

Parents will need assurances that schools will be a safe place. It will be key for administrators to engage them as well in the development of local plans that ensure the well-being of everyone.

Finally, in order to safely re-open, significant costs will be passed on to local public schools. The governor must ensure that there are no cuts to K-12 education. Our students and staff should not pay the price during this crisis."