Debra Duardo, M.S.W., Ed.D.
Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools
It is hard to believe that March 13 will mark one year since I recommended the closure of all LA County schools to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community.
As we begin to open our campuses, let's remember the vital role that schools have played in the pandemic response. Across the county, educators have done their best to make distance learning work and to keep our students physically and emotionally healthy as much as we can.
But the challenges will continue as our students and teachers return and we begin to address the setbacks in student wellbeing and learning.
We've been in this together since day one, tackling an unprecedented crisis as a collaborative countywide education community.
My commitment is to harness this powerful partnership into the next phase of COVID-19 and beyond.