Open Letter to the PAUSD Board of Ed, Dr. Austin,& Ms.Hendricks from the Palo Alto Educators Association (PAEA)

We, the PAEA Executive Board and PAEA Negotiations Team, are writing at the urging of PAUSD educators regarding the PAUSD reopening plan. We know that reopening our schools in person is what everybody would prefer to do under normal circumstances, but the time we are living in with this pandemic is anything but normal. While we have been negotiating since May in good faith about how to structure a return to school, we have increasing concerns whether this can be done while maintaining the health and safety of our students and staff as this pandemic shows no signs of going away. (