Safe school reopening

The NLG values workers' rights, disability justice, public health, and equitable and accessible education.  The Colorado chapter of the NLG has formed the Safe School Reopening Committee, which is organizing to pressure Governor Jared Polis to halt public school reopening until it is safe to do so. 

We demand:

  • Delayed reopening or online-only instruction for every public school until its school district has 14 days with zero new COVID-19 positive cases;

  • Meals to students who would otherwise receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch during the period before school buildings reopen;

  • Technology and internet access to all students and staff who lack it and who engage in online instruction during the period before school buildings reopen;

  • Child care for all students whose parents or guardians are unable to provide it during the period before school buildings reopen;

  • Timely adaptation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504s for schools engaging in online instruction for use during the period before school buildings reopen; and

  • Engagement of custodial, office, food service, and staff in student support to avoid the need for layoffs.

Support our demands?  Take Action! 

  • Sign our petition to Gov. Polis

  • Tweet Gov. Polis to tell him why he should keep schools closed until it's safe to reopen!

  • Post to Gov. Polis' Facebook page or tag Governor Polis to tell him why schools should remain closed 

  • Tell us your story and why schools should remain closed!

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