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Compton USD Leadership Discusses School Re-Openings During COVID With KPCC/NPR

Compton Unified School District COVID ReOpeningSuperintendent Darin Brawley and Board of Trustees President Micah Ali of OMLO client Compton Unified School District made an appearance on KPCC/NPR’s “Take Two” on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 to discuss school re-openings in the face of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Brawley and Ali drove home the point that education is of utmost importance, as is ensuring the safety of the students, faculty, and staff, noting that re-opening (safely) is “the right thing to do, for our community and for our students.”

Compton USD serves twenty-six thousand students across 36 locations, and half of the students will be heading back to class on March 8, 2021. The District has successfully been providing in-person small cohort learning to some students, including those in special education day classes, since October 19, 2020. Navigating temporary closures due to spikes in local cases has taught the District valuable lessons that can be applied to the coming re-opening process, and will position the District to be a model for others.

OMLO is proud to be a resource to Compton USD in re-opening in-person schooling with the right leadership and support.

Listen to the full conversation with KPCC beginning at the 17:45 mark.

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