The voice of California’s charter school movement

Vaccinated. Safe. Ready to Go.

By California Charter Schools Association

Across our state, a growing number of nonprofit charter public school staff are: Vaccinated. Safe. Ready to Go.

That reality took hold last week when CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón joined LAUSD Superintendent Austin Buetner, along with other state and local leaders, for the opening of a vaccination center at SoFi Stadium. The collaborative roll out with LA County Public Health is a game changer for charter and traditional public school staff in a region that’s been hit particularly hard by a global pandemic.


After the opening announcement, CCSA joined and spoke with charter school staff who were receiving their first shot of the vaccine. It was an emotional moment for staff ready to safely return to in-person instruction after a year-plus of confronting everything from student learning loss to emotional anguish through online instruction.

Watch charter school staff share about the importance of being vaccinated:




The event represented a milestone for Los Angeles, and our state more broadly, in moving ever closer to beating a pandemic that’s been a serious academic and emotional blow to students.

As a safe and phased reopening takes place across our state, we have a moral and professional responsibility to keep frontline charter school staff and the communities they serve safe. Vaccinations are putting us on the path to achieving just that.


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