Rally for in-person instruction at CUSD schools attracts over 100 parents and students

Photo of parents and children at rally.

A rally to demand that Cupertino Union School District schools provide full day in-person instruction attracted close to 115 people on Friday, March 5.

The rally featured a mix of parents, young children and students on all four corners of the intersection at De Anza Blvd and Stevens Creek Blvd. Those in attendance were wearing masks, though most were not  fully six feet apart.

Participants held various signs in the air imploring CUSD to reopen schools as passing drivers honked their horns in support.

One CUSD student with a microphone led the crowd in chanting “Follow the science. Open schools.”.

The rally, which was hosted by a local parents’ group, is asking for classrooms to reopen for 6 hours a day, 5 days a week for in-person instruction.  The group is furious with the District board’s return to school proposal, which features a hybrid of distance learning and in person instruction. Those plans call for between 75 minutes and 2.5 hours of in-person instruction per days on some days of the week, depending on the site, beginning April 5, followed by an extended hybrid schedule in successive weeks.