Although many schools have returned to in-person learning over the past month, we know that the pandemic is still with us. We await vaccines for those under 12yo and we know that some parents and students have chosen not to be vaccinated. Safety measures are in place at schools, as they have been for the past year, but cases and contacts have forced many students into quarantines for safety.
There has been some confusion about how learning is to continue in the event students must suddenly be off campus for 10 days.
I have been gathering information about how districts are working through this issue, how instruction is continuing, and what impact this is having on our students -- as well as on parents & teachers.
If you have experienced a quarantine in the past month and are willing to share your experience, I'd be grateful to know what's happening in your district.
Please feel free to contact me or share my contact information (firstname.lastname@example.org / 415.531.0508) with anyone you know who might be willing to share how their school is navigating emergency quarantines.
Welcome to the Learning Together Podcast. The first episode explores what a "SELPA" and "CAC" are & why they are important for our education system. Enjoy!
As a member of the San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities, and as Chair of the Youth and Family Committee, we are do a lot of work to engage with the community, listen to the needs that exist, and share & connect our community with the amazing resources that exist and are continually being developed. Find out more about the Commission and our meeting times here. Join us!
I was recently interviewed by Elise Holtzman of The Lawyer's Edge. We discussed how I became passionate about equity and inclusion & an advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities; trends occurring in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) realm in and out of the workplace; how we distinguish diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the concept of ableism and how it needs to be embedded in DEI practices.
You can listen at: https://thelawyersedge.com/podcast/chelsea-bonini-interview/