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New challenges arise for educator vaccines

In a letter dated March 5, the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) outlined the continuing and new challenges they are facing in their effort to vaccinate the county’s school employee workforce. “As with so many things in the age of COVID-19, the vaccination rollout is complicated and subject to changes and setbacks. These delays… Keep Reading

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1,500 Additional Vaccines Secured For Santa Rosa City Schools

SANTA ROSA, CA — Officials at Santa Rosa City Schools have obtained an additional 1,500 doses of the COVID vaccine for school employees, which will allow the district to vaccinate staff before it reopens in-person K-6 elementary schools on April 1. That date had been put in jeopardy, after a vaccination shortage caused the Sonoma… Keep Reading

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Thumbs up: A chance to streamline schools

Sonoma County has 40 school districts, as many as Napa, Marin and Mendocino counties combined. In fact, only four of California’s 58 counties have more school districts than Sonoma County. One of those is Los Angeles County — population 9.8 million, including about 1.4 million K-12 students. Each school district has administrative responsibilities — budgeting,… Keep Reading

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Santa Rosa City Schools vow to be ready to open classrooms March 1

Santa Rosa City Schools Superintendent Diann Kitamura vowed that classrooms will be ready to welcome the district’s youngest students by March 1 — a milestone that could mark the nearly one-year anniversary of all campuses in the district and across Sonoma County being shuttered in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. But the district’s plan… Keep Reading

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Virus surge threatens Santa Rosa’s school return plan

The return-to-school plan crafted by Sonoma County’s largest school district has run straight into the teeth of the fastest increase in coronavirus cases yet experienced in California — a surge Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said threatens to overwhelm health care systems and could lead to “catastrophic outcomes.” Santa Rosa City Schools, which was on… Keep Reading

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Parents, students rally in Santa Rosa for schools to reopen

Frustrated, Jamie Fowler of Petaluma pulled her daughter out of her transitional kindergarten class this week and reenrolled her in preschool. Friday is her first day of her second stint in preschool. “It’s just not making sense, her doing Zoom and learning what she needs to learn in (transitional kindergarten). It’s just not making sense… Keep Reading

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