I want to thank two native authorities companies (each administration and workers) who’ve contributed to improved public well being and academic providers throughout our COVID-19 disaster.
First, the Lake County Division of Well being beneath the management of our Public Well being Officer Dr. Gary Tempo. Then add to this the lengthy hours of onerous work by Well being Division workers. In consequence, Lake County residents have vastly benefited from the elevated testing capability in mid-2020, and the elevated vaccine choices, starting in 2021.
These public well being advantages didn’t “simply occur.” They had been the results of numerous hours of division administration efforts and a dedicated workers, to prioritize and accommodate the medical wants and security of a rural group.
Nevertheless, it’s, sadly, true that Dr. Tempo typically encountered (from a handful of individuals) verbal abuse for making troublesome choices. And there’s a lesson right here: Disagreeing itself shouldn’t be the issue. However that expressing ourselves in a disrespectful method is a pointless selection. And we should bear in mind: Our youngsters are watching.
So thanks, Dr. Gary Tempo. You (and county workers) have saved lives.
The second authorities company that warrants a critical thanks is the Lake County Workplace of Training. Below the management of County Superintendent Brock Falkenberg (and his onerous working, proficient workers) there have been numerous hours of meticulous planning on behalf of our college students. Good instructional administration is steadfast in serving to our kids, particularly throughout a worldwide pandemic.
Whilst a resident, we might not personally observe the onerous work and troublesome choices which should be made to make sure our kids’s security. Throughout the pandemic, public faculty college students should be fed and numerous different unexpected obstacles overcome.
As well as, the Lake County Workplace of Training workers has supplied many hours of emotional help to oldsters and youngsters. Our county superintendent has labored tirelessly together with his workers, and all particular person faculty district superintendents to guard our kids and convey colleges again into session.
So, sure, it’s time to thank people who find themselves not acknowledged for his or her dedication and perseverance of their respective fields, of public well being and schooling.
Anna Rose Ravenwoode is a lifelong educator who lives in Kelseyville, California.