With the COVID-19 pandemic greatly affecting all of our lives right now, we sincerely hope this finds you, your family, colleagues, students and friends safe and healthy. Our deepest sympathies go out to those suffering from the disease.
Letter below last updated: April 8, 2020
Dear friends and colleagues,
First and foremost, I hope that all is well with each of you in these trying times. I know that each of you is trying to navigate not only your individual life, but that of your family life and professional careers.
As CCEA+ navigates through these uncharted waters, know that we do so with your best interest in mind. After much consideration the board has decided to postpone the Conference until October of this year. We have been in much communication with the many partnering organizations that help make each annual conference a great success. As you can imagine, each of our partners is trying to navigate their own uncharted waters and so it’s been a lengthy process.
As we move forward, our aim to make this year’s conference as successful as possible by recognizing and honoring the hard work that students, staff and districts have put forth to impact the community they serve. At this point in time, the conference will run as planned but at a later date. The conference is now scheduled to run from October 2 – 4, 2020, with early registration on the evening of October 1st. We believe the new dates allow members, state representatives, district personnel, presenters, and vendors to have sufficient time to make appropriate arrangements.
Our partners have been very helpful in providing alternatives and remaining flexible in these unprecedented times. With that being said, ALL conference purchases and Model School Gala reservations will be honored and no further action is required by our members and school districts. However, all May hotel reservations have been cancelled, and will need to be re-booked for the September 30 – October 4th timeframe. To make this easy, the Sheraton has setup our group block and special rate at this online booking portal. Or, call the hotel at (619) 291-2900 (the hotel recommends using the link for ease and convenience).
CCEA Plus is excited for the upcoming conference. We know as we move forward there will be a renewed sense of community and unity.
Be safe and healthy,
Jerry Abrica, President
On behalf of the CCEA Plus Board