VIDEO: County Supt. Al Mijares offers words of encouragement to parents, teachers and staff

With a month of distance learning in the books, Orange County Superintendent Al Mijares offered some words of encouragement for parents, educators and staff.

In a video message posted on Friday, April 17, Mijares acknowledged the herculean efforts of parents who are guiding their children through online lessons while managing child care and holding down their regular jobs. Teachers, he said, are operating under similarly strained conditions, with many taking care of their children at home while navigating new communications tools.

“There are tough times in history when the stakes feel impossibly high,” the superintendent said. “But our country has been through tough times before, and I have full confidence we will find our way through this storm.”

Watch the full message above.