Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. K. Monroe released this statement today in her role as president of the California County

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March 1, 2021Statement from Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. K. Monroe on Governor and Legislature’s School Reopening Plan Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), which represents the state’s 58 county superintendents of schools.Today, the Legislature amended Senate Bill 86 and Assembly Bill 86 to reflect an agreement with Governor Gavin Newsom to safely reopen schools.

“The Governor and Legislature’s plan delivers the resources we need to teach more students in-person, while removing barriers that have previously slowed that process,” according to L. K. Monroe, the president of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) and the Alameda County Superintendent of Schools. 

“The plan prioritizes our state’s most vulnerable students, bringing them one-step closer to safely returning to the learning communities entrusted with their care.

“Perhaps most critical, this plan bolsters the momentum towards reopening that we are experiencing across the state. Educator vaccinations are ramping up. Falling case rates are pushing counties into less-restrictive tiers. School districts are implementing the reopening plans they have spent months preparing. Communities and families are ready for this next step on the path to returning students and staff to classrooms.”

CCSESA represents the state’s 58 county superintendents of schools.
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The Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE), under the leadership of County Superintendent of Schools L. K. Monroe, serves as liaison between the California Department of Education and the 18 Alameda County public school districts that serve more than 200,000 students and 10,000 teachers. ACOE provides oversight of district budgets and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs). ACOE also directly operates schools that serve Alameda County’s most vulnerable students: Court Schools at the Juvenile Justice Center, ACOE Opportunity Academy schools serving students 16 and older seeking a high school diploma, and Community Schools that serve foster youth, students in substance abuse treatment, pregnant and parenting teens, Probation-referred youth, and students expelled from their resident school districts. ACOE also runs the Infant & Family Support Program, which provides individualized service for children from birth to three years and their families. For more information, visit
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