California Educator

February/March 2021

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A F T E R A 2 0 2 0 nobody expected, CTA State Council of Education met virtually in January, readying for an influx of state and federal resources to physically reopen schools safely amid a still out-of- control COVID-19 pandemic. Only days after the historic inauguration of Pres- ident Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, State Council members set course for the future, unan- imously reelecting CTA President E. Toby Boyd, Vice President David B. Goldberg and Secretary-Treasurer Leslie Littman to terms ending in June 2023. All three ran unopposed. "is has been a very interesting year and a half. I never imagined this is the ride I would be on," Boyd said. "ank you for having faith in me and my team." After four years fighting tooth and nail to defend public schools a n d a l l s t u d e n t s a g a i n s t t h e f e d e r a l g o v e r n m e n t , e d u c a t i o n CTA State Council Setting Course for the Future By Julian Peeples advocates and the Biden administration are already showing that public education will be a top priority f o r t h e n e x t f o u r y e a r s . B i d e n h a s unveiled a $175 billion plan to provide schools and colleges the resources to physically reopen safely, stay fiscally solvent, and protect the health of edu- cators, students and communities. "President Biden announced addi- tional supports for students, schools and families as states and communities struggle to address the pandemic," Boyd said during his speech to State Council. "What a differ- ence a few days can make!" e potential influx of federal funds is in addition to the highest proposed funding for public education in "Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to educate our students. We're all in this together." —CTA President E. Toby Boyd CTA President E. Toby Boyd addresses State Council delegates remotely. 56 CTA & You

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