In a move that can only be described as a partisan political move – Gayle Garbolino-Mojica cancels a month of classes in Placer County. It is unclear if she even had that authority as not even her fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom ordered closures (he requested businesses shut down and modify operations) – but she is hiding behind her fellow democrats that have been whipping Coronavirus in to a national panic. Other districts and businesses have taken much shorter closure periods.
I have been told by local school board members that they were not consulted before this decision was made (Which was made on Monday 3-9-2020), rather, they were told after the fact.
This is Garbolino-Mojica promoting the coming Transportation Tax Increase
Garbolino-Mojica was nowhere to be found when the Rocklin USD went way beyond the mandate with the LGBT indoctrination cirriculum. In fact, I think she supports it and has had her fingers into a lot of social engineering cirriculum.
Garbolino-Mojica has avoided taking a stand on Charter Schools as often as possible, skipping several key votes at the PCOE level. Current board members believe her to be an opponent of Charter Schools.
This is why I am not surprised to see this partisan liberal democrat pile on to the media-driven Coronavirus hysteria?
With her fellow democrats demagoguing the Coronavirus to ban gun and ammo sales for example, I have a copy of the CDC guidelines related to “outbreaks”. It is unclear if Garbolino even has the dictatorial authority that she seized.
From Page one of the CDC Report:
1. There is a role for school closure in response to school–based cases of COVID–19 for decontamination and contact tracing (few days of closure), in response to significant absenteeism of staff and students (short to medium length, i.e. 2–4 weeks of closure), or as part of a larger community mitigation strategy for jurisdictions with substantial community spread* (medium to long length, i.e. 4–8 weeks or more of closure).2. Available modeling data indicate that early, short to medium closures do not impact the epi curve of COVID–19 or available health care measures (e.g., hospitalizations). There may be some impact of much longer closures (8 weeks, 20 weeks) further into community spread, but that modelling also shows that other mitigation efforts (e.g., handwashing, home isolation) have more impact on both spread of disease and health care measures.In other countries, those places who closed school (e.g., Hong Kong) have not had more success in reducing spread than those that did not (e.g., Singapore).3. In places where school closures are necessary, the anticipated academic and economic impacts and unintended impacts on disease outcomes must be planned for and mitigated. Provision of academic support (e.g., tele–ed), alternatives for school–based meals as well as other services (e.g., behavioral and mental health services) for economically and physically vulnerable children, support for families for whom telework and paid sick leave is not available, ensuring that high risk individuals continue to be protected must all be addressed. Special consideration must be given for health care workers so that school closures do not impact their ability to work.