Dear Education Colleagues,

As the statewide impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) maintains daily contact with state and local public health officials and education agencies to coordinate our response to COVID-19. Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and Governor Newsom’s March 13 Executive Order, we have taken the following actions:

  • While the main CCEE office in Sacramento and all satellite locations in Downey, Indio, San Diego, and San Bernardino are closed, we continue to remain available to support local educational agencies and education partners. All CCEE staff are working remotely and can be reached by phone, email, and accessible through virtual meeting platforms.
  • CCEE has reached out to current contractors, professional experts, and vendors to confirm that the CCEE Administrative Agent, Marin County Office of Education (MCOE), will continue to process invoices and payments. CCEE will also collaborate with contractors to make adjustments as necessary to close-out projects scheduled to end by June 30.
  • CCEE will continue to monitor updates on COVID-19 and disseminate guidance and curated resources for the K-12 education community that are recommended by the Administration.
  • If you need more information or wish to contact a CCEE staff member, please call our main line at (916) 619-7494.
  • We will also provide regular updates and helpful tips for educators, families, and communities impacted via the CCEE website, Twitter (@CCEECA), LinkedIn, and our listserv communications.

These are unprecedented times in an ever-changing environment that require a fine balance between taking care of ourselves and loved ones while we balance our responsibilities to serve others. We thank you for your leadership and strength. We feel blessed that we can serve alongside you. Please do not hesitate to reach out if we can be of service and most importantly please take good care of yourselves as you take care of others. Together we will rise stronger as we emerge from the challenges ahead more unified than ever.

Your friends and colleagues at the CCEE