Our goal is for the Berkeley Unified School District to reopen schools for in-person instruction, to the maximum extent that public health officials permit, when they permit it (again).
JOIN US IN FIGHTING FOR BERKELEY STUDENTS!
School is an essential right.
Students belong in school.
Science shows that schools can open safely.
Where you live shouldn’t determine if your school is open.
School closure is increasing inequality and learning loss.
All students deserve the same access to education.
Medical experts from the UCSF Emergency Covid Response, LifeLong Medical Care, and Kaiser Pediatric Mental Health present the science on safe school reopening and on the psychological effects of social isolation. Moderated by EdSource. The risks and benefits of in-person school and distance learning are addressed.
"If we knew in March what we know now, we never would have closed schools as a public health intervention."
Dr. Jeanne Noble
Director of Emergency COVID Response
OPEN LETTER from Berkeley Health Professionals
"We share our perspective, in firm belief that the learning loss and mental health crisis we are witnessing compels urgent action."
On Tuesday, February 2, 100+ local medical professionals sent the following letter to all of BUSDs educational leadership, Mayor Jesse Arreguín, State Assembly Member Buffy Wicks, State Senator Nancy Skinner, and Governor Gavin Newsom.
WHO WE ARE
We are part of a national movement of parents, health professionals, equity advocates and allies working to open public schools for the mental health and educational needs of our children.
As pre-K - 12 Berkeley Unified School District parents, we are advocating to open all public schools for live in-person instruction 5 full days per week. NOW
The data is astounding. Check out these trusted, reliable media sources to understand why medical professionals, editorial boards, education advocates, and experts agree: schools can safely reopen for in-person instruction now!