Statement of solidarity with the ACEA

The UF chapter of the United Faculty of Florida stands in solidarity with the Alachua County Education Association in its desire for a safe reopening for Alachua County Public Schools.  We specifically endorse the following request from ACEA President Carmen Ward to the School Board of Alachua County:

“I am requesting that you continue to be guided by science and use your authority to close campuses for the first nine weeks, making exceptions for very vulnerable populations that are reliant on ACPS facilities to survive. Allow teachers and staff to receive training on-line instead of only in-person.”