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schools reopening task force

In June of 2020, BUSD formed a Schools Reopening Task force. The purpose of the Task Force is to provide input to the Board of Education on multiple school reopening scenarios. The Board of Education has the final responsibility to decide how BUSD schools will reopen. The Task Force will include the perspectives of staff and parents from multiple schools and classifications. 

 

Task Force Members

Classified Staff Members: Rhonda Franta, Kate Smith, Kevin Brannan, Jason Gomes, Natasha Jurado, Lynn Groshong, Jill Reynolds, Jennifer Tam, Teresa Peccorini

Certificated Staff Members: Jackie Oria, Connie Sutter-Linscheid, Ashley Heaney, Lori Leach, Jill Neumeuer, Nicole Alder, Kathleen Brown, Esme Bruesewitz, Laurie Ford, Jennifer Heaney, Sarah Jenkins, Traci Kemper, Sue Lackey, Kelly McCoy, Debbie Ostlund, Susan Petures, Patty Schneider, Bart Schneider, Connie Torres, Chris Vanderheid, Tammy Varnum, Abbey Wheeler, Danielle Wilkinson, Jacqueline Young, Lucinda Brainerd, Kristine Land, Sarah Sain, Mark Morello

Administrators/Management: Darlene Gonzalez, Emily Richards, Jennifer Whitney, Kristin Nisen, Julie Croy, Maria Gonzalez, Brian Jones, Amy Wallace, Robyn Byrd, Allison Martin

Parents: Krystyna Rakow, Janna Stonebarger, April Van Buskirk, Michelle West, Karenlynn Wortinger, Jacquelyn Wright 

 Board Members:  Steve Gursky, Blythe Lind

June 5th, 2020

The first Task Force Meeting took place on June 5th.  Superintendent Dana Eaton gave a slide show presentation that gave an overview of the anticipated guidance, general possibilities for how to reopen and areas of focus for the district.  Task force members broke into smaller groups to provide feedback on the opportunities and barriers for each of the pieces of anticipated guidance.  The whole task force came back together and shared key points from their discussions.  The next Task Force meeting is on June 9th.

COVID-19 Overview

For the most up-to-date information and guidelines from Contra Costa Health Services, please visit their website here.

The safety and well-being of the students and staff of the Brentwood Union School District (BUSD) are the District’s highest priority. In response to a novel (new) coronavirus, called COVID-19, that is causing an outbreak of pneumonia illness, the District is committed to keeping our community informed with the latest developments as they relate to our schools.

The COVID-19 outbreak began in December, 2019 in Hubei Province, China, but outbreaks are now occurring in other countries around the world. There have been a number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus reported in California, including here in Contra Costa County, where the Brentwood Union School District is located.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and other public health agencies are monitoring this new disease. Contra Costa Health Services is working closely with its partners and other health systems to track the situation locally and has sent information about coronavirus to local medical providers, emergency medical services providers, and schools.

Brentwood Union School District is partnering closely with our County Office of Education as well as with local health agencies to monitor new developments with the illness and to ensure that we are following the most up-to-date guidelines set forth for schools in order to prevent and postpone the spread of the disease.