Schools must reopen. But how, when and in what form?
In this episode of Schools on the Frontlines, host Carl Cohn talks with Ron Williams, superintendent of Victor Valley Union High School District and the president of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).
With fifty years of service as a counselor, teacher, district superintendent, State Board of Education member, and executive director of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, Cohn brings a unique understanding of the challenges school districts face as they try to regroup and reopen in the fall.
He asks Williams how the district is addressing the needs of students and staff in the high desert community it serves, and its plans for reopening schools. They also discuss the protests for racial justice, how the situation has created an opportunity for those in leadership positions to hear from students and the community about pain they have experienced as a result of systemic racism and how the district is responding.
For more information about Victor Valley Union High School District, please see:
- Victor Valley Union High School District homepage
- Victor Valley Union High School District profile on Ed-Data
- Association for California School Administrators (ACSA): Coronavirus resources for schools