Jackie Holds Coronavirus Pandemic Virtual Town Hall

Last night, Jackie held our first virtual town hall to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and what the District is doing to support students, teachers, and families during this transition. Topics included the transition to online learning, remote special education, and providing services to District families in need.

Jackie and our entire BD5 team would like to thank the over 400 viewers that joined us! We were so happy to be able to connect with all of you–even in these times of social distancing!

Our viewers asked great questions–many of which we were able to address–but we had over 200 questions that remained at the end of the event that we didn’t have a chance to get to! We’ll be gathering answers to those questions and putting a blog post up addressing what could not be covered, so keep an eye out for it next week here and on our social media pages.

We would also like to extend a special thank you to our guest panelists–Cristin Mondy from the Department of Public Health, Local Superintendents Cheryl Hildreth, Jose Huerta, and Roberto Martinez, Chief Academic Officer, Alison Yoshimoto-Towery, and Chief of Special Education, Antonio Aguilar–who provided did a fabulous job updating our school community.

For those of you who weren’t able to join us, you can view a full recording of the event here:

Our next Town Hall will be on April 30th, and we’ll be focusing specifically on Special Education. Details for that will be coming next week.

Until then, stay safe, healthy, and wash your hands!