Rep. Cisneros Hosts CA-39 Education Committee Listening Session to Discuss Coronavirus Impacts on Public Schools

March 25, 2020
Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) hosted a call with school superintendents and school board members from California’s 39th District. Rep. Cisneros provided updates on congressional action to combat the coronavirus and listened to the concerns and struggles of 39th District public schools with the global pandemic. The education committee specifically talked about distance learning, access to broadband, and support for mental health.

“As the father of two young boys, I know firsthand how the sudden closure of schools and transition to distance learning has affected our students, families, teachers, and school administrators. The coronavirus has put all of us in a tough situation, and I want our school community to know that I’m working in Congress to address their concerns,” said Rep. Cisneros. “Whether it’s providing student meals, access to the internet, or support for our teachers, one of my top priorities is to ensure everyone has the resources and funding to effectively participate in distance learning. I want to thank our superintendents, school board members, school administrators, and teachers for working together to navigate these challenging times. Their continued commitment and dedication to education is inspiring and instills confidence in their students.”

Participants on the call included:

  • Carrie Buck, Board President of Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District
  • Joanne Culverhouse, Superintendent of La Habra City School District
  • Jeffrey De La Torre, Board Member of Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
  • Joanne Fawley, Trustee of Fullerton Joint Union High School District
  • Luis Flores, President School Board of Centralia School District
  • Ian J. Macdonald, Clerk of Centralia School District
  • Norma E. Martinez, Superintendent of Centralia School District
  • Julie Mitchell, Superintendent of Rowland Unified School District
  • Art Montez, Board Member of Centralia School District
  • Andy Montoya, President Board of Trustees of Fullerton Joint Union High School District
  • Eric Padget, Board Vice President of Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District
  • Candy Plahy, Deputy Superintendent of Placentia Yorba Linda Unified School District
  • Adam Rogers, Board Member of La Habra City School Board
  • Dr. Scott Scambray, Superintendent of Fullerton Joint Union High School District