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SRVUSD to hold special meeting on response to novel coronavirus

Original post made on Mar 13, 2020

In response to some community members growing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education has announced that it will be gathering for a special meeting on Friday.

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Comments (10)

Posted by Member
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 13, 2020 at 7:26 am

Close the schools for the safety of our children with this Coronavirus

Posted by Bram
a resident of Stone Valley Middle School
on Mar 13, 2020 at 8:59 am

If the prevailing idea to keep the school open is because children are a low risk group, then decision makers are missing the point. There are many multi-generational households where SRVUSD children live with high risk individuals. Close the schools now...inaction at this point is negligence and could cost lives.

Posted by Mike
a resident of Green Valley Elementary School
on Mar 13, 2020 at 9:16 am

I think a good approach here would be to make school optional and leave it to each families discretion. Some families may have high risk individuals and the ability to care for their kids at home. Others may be health care or other workers that cannot make childcare arrangements and need their kids to be in school.

Allowing each family to decide what is best for their children, their family and the community could be the best approach.

Posted by Mukesh Advani
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 13, 2020 at 10:24 am

I believe it to be highly irresponsible to keep the schools open during this crisis. Everything can wait for a couple of weeks. Do we need to reach certain magic number of diagnosed cases or deaths before that will happen? It is nothing but certainty that we will get to that number soon so why wait for that to happen and do it now? The problem with this country is that no one has the guts to make touch decisions

Posted by resident
a resident of Diablo Vista Middle School
on Mar 13, 2020 at 10:25 am

I predict that the meeting this afternoon will result in absolutely no change, it will just a fancy way of saying "no, we will not close schools".

The superintendent has got to have his insanely large salary somehow.

Hopefully the school board has some moral and common sense.

Posted by Ed
a resident of Danville
on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:09 am

Resident, SRVUSD has demonstrated with the handling of the Ben Curry tragedy that they do lack moral and common sense. They tell parents student safety is their first priority but actions speak much louder than words.

Posted by David M
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:31 am

This is bigger than the safety of children or at-risk loved ones at home (we have both in our family btw). This is about the entire community and not overloading the healthcare system.

Slow the spread! Flatten the Curve!

Posted by Binal S.
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:04 pm

Please close schools to ensure safety of students, staff and community. Adjusting spring and summer breaks is a very good option.
Please provide online learning options for high school kids during a pandemic.

Posted by Concerned Parents
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Four FireFighters in San Jose have been confirmed to have Coronavirus .
80 + SJFD firefighters have been quarantined
Kaiser nurses are protesting that they don't have enough safety supplies.

How are we protecting children and the community from parents that have high risk healthcare jobs? These children have a greater chance of exposure. Santa Clara County has the most cases. We have parents that are firefighters, ER nurses and other emergency service responders in Santa Clara County that continue to send their children to school.

Shouldn't we mitigate the spread? It's reckless for the schools not to close, but it's reckless for parents with high risk healthcare jobs (SANTA CLARA) to continue to keep their kids in school. They should know the importance of slowing the spread and lack of tests available.

SRVUSD asked children who traveled to high risk country's to follow quarantine guidelines. What about the people that deal with COVID-19 patients daily in Santa Clara County ? What about community spread?

Posted by Dawn Ackerman
a resident of Danville
on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:25 pm

It’s best to be proactive and close the schools until it is deemed appropriate to reopen them. We truly don’t know exactly what we’re dealing with. It’s absolutely nonsensical to keep parents off campuses and away from sporting events but continue with school. Who do you think these students go home to? An excellent point was previously made that many of their homes are multigenerational as well.
Classes can be made up over spring break or the school year extended. We’re all going to need to make allowances. This is a learning experience. It’s about tolerance, patience and compassion.

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