On December 2, ESAL co-hosted “Creating Safe Post-Pandemic School Systems”, a virtual panel with the Architectural Engineering Institute. Panelists discussed risk management, engineering solutions, and practical considerations for reopening schools.
Special districts are decision-making structures that often cover geographic regions that don’t match other government boundaries and address specific community needs. As a community resident, you likely interact with many of these entities on a regular basis, including water districts, transportation authorities, school districts, and parks and recreation districts. These districts can bridge cities and counties, and their governance can be led by a mixture of publicly elected, appointed, and privately employed officials. Scientists and engineers across a wide variety of disciplines may have the technical expertise to provide public feedback, serve on advisory bodies, and otherwise engage with decision-making processes led by these organizations.