Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support In-Person Learning During COVID-19 Surge

Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday issued Executive Order N-3-22 to provide staffing flexibility for schools to support continued safe, in-person instruction for students. The Governor’s order addresses barriers that delay the hiring of qualified short-term substitute teachers, permit substitute teachers to have their assignments extended, and provide additional flexibility to support retired teachers who have returned to the classroom.

Flexibilities detailed in the order expire on March 31, 2022, and are only available to schools that make findings that the flexibilities will support in-person services for students despite staffing shortages caused by COVID-19. The order additionally expands previous executive orders (N-12-21 and N-25-20) that addressed barriers for retired teachers and staff to return to the classroom.

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