SDE Offers Flexibility

SDE Offers Flexibility

Statement From CEA

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has left us in uncharted territory, with more questions than answers. Given how quickly the situation is changing, we want to assure you that CEA is working on a variety of issues that impact teachers and providing you with the most up-to-date information possible. We are committed to keeping you, your students, and your communities safe during this public health emergency—and keeping you informed on the latest developments.

CEA is in constant contact with State Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona, sharing concerns and issues related to the school shutdown and offering guidance for online learning. In a conference call with the commissioner today, it is clear that his priority is safety and preventing the further spread of this virus.

In order to keep students learning through this rapidly changing health crisis, the SDE has eliminated applications for 180-day waivers and is encouraging districts to provide continuity of education in today’s reality. Please read the details at and learn what this means for you.

During this period of transition and social distancing, you may find yourself connecting more on social media. In that case, we remind you to refrain from negative posts or other conduct that could diminish the high standard of professionalism associated with our exemplary teaching force.

Know that we are here, working on your behalf and doing all we can to ensure your safety and rights are protected. We will continue to keep you updated in the days ahead.

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