Sonoma County Office of Education

Statement from County Superintendent Steve Herrington on State Reopening Guidance

01/04/2021 -

Governor Newsom recently announced his pledge to advance, with the Legislature, California's Safe Schools for All Plan. The plan is built on four pillars: funding to support safe reopening, safety and mitigation measures for classrooms, hands-on oversight and assistance for schools, and transparency and accountability for families and staff. Details of the plan can be found here.

Dr. Steve Herrington, Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools, responded to the plan with the following message:

"We have seen the summary of the proposed guidance and appreciate the Governor's intent to provide financial support and streamlined directives for schools to reopen. At this point, the plan is just a proposal that must be worked out in the legislature, and many important details remain to be seen. We will continue working closely with our public health partners and our districts to determine what this means for Sonoma County schools and how we can best support a safe reopening. Whatever plan we approve will be gradual and phased in."