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Newsom announces $450-per-student incentive to reopen schools

Original post made on Jan 1, 2021

After painting a dark forecast for the pandemic earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday offered parents and students some hope: He has a $2-billion plan for schools to start in-person learning by spring.

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Posted by Testing For All!
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 1, 2021 at 11:08 am

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It’s also important to note that it also includes testing for teachers AND students! PAUSD should be testing all in person (not spec Ed) students biweekly. I do hope this is put into place quickly so we have a better chance and keeping people safe.


Posted by Rhodoreae
a resident of Ventura
on Jan 1, 2021 at 1:44 pm

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I agree teachers need access to vaccines, but some family members may have health issues that make it dangerous for students to go to school until vaccines are available for everyone.

Also, typo: Dr. Anthony "Facui" should be Fauci.


Posted by for all
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 2, 2021 at 11:14 am

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Can we please move beyond K-6 and get ALL grade levels back on campus?
Why solve for only adding 6th to the plan? - MS in PA is 6, 7 and 8!


Posted by What Will They Do Next
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 4, 2021 at 5:48 pm

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Newsom ... "I'll pay you to open the schools." Teachers union. "No way, we want a lot more." That's what's really going on. NYC has in class learning for cryin' out loud.

Not a Gavin fan. He should just order the schools to open and withhold any funding until they do. But he can't because he's beholden to the teacher unions, like every other democrat politician in California. The teacher unions own them.


Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 4, 2021 at 11:07 pm

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Schools are mostly closed in California. Get over it. The families and commenters here, besides medical workers, are really the true heroes of this pandemic. The way they have all banded together and haven’t complained one time about school closures, or the teachers union, or distance learning, while a deadly disease spreads rampant across the United States killing nearly 3000 Americans a day has been unbelievable. Teachers wouldn’t possibly be in harms way or anything. I would also like to commend these families for not traveling, or holding holiday get togethers this year, or politicizing mask wearing, and dutifully following all other CDC guidance. It’s truly been a privilege to behold. The last time I can remember the country coming together like this under so much duress was probably during WW2. Also, the federal and state response to Covid has also been incredible. It’s the job of the teacher’s union to protect their workers. When it’s safe to return and everyone is vaccinated, schools will reopen. Find something else to complain about because if school closings are your biggest issue during this pandemic, consider yourself lucky. You people...
Too many decision makers and families treat teachers like they don’t matter. Sorry. Teachers and staff are not Covid data points. Thank you teacher’s union for all of your hard work and keeping students and staff safe at this time.

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Posted by EYC
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 5, 2021 at 11:48 am

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Newsom should use that budget to vaccinate more people instead. CA is very slow in vaccinations compared to other states. Let’s focus the main problem than wasting money and resources in other branches.


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