Today's guest is Joe DiNunzio, who wears many hats. For this interview, we speak about the impacts of COVID-19 on two organizations where he has a leadership role: the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees, and the Davis Chamber of Commerce. The DJUSD Board of Education meets this Thursday, July 23 at 11:30 a.m. for a special meeting in which they'll hear more about the plan for opening schools online beginning Aug. 26. We talk about the recent school board appointment, the concerns about equity and accessibility for different types of learners, and how district staff, teachers, and families have been communicating and working through this difficult time. As a reminder, DJUSD board meetings are recorded and aired through a partnership between City Media Services and Davis Media Access, and can be watched live on Channel 17 on the Comcast system in Davis, or streamed at DJUSD.net, where they are also archived.
We also touch on the impact of the pandemic on local businesses, and the work of the Davis Chamber of Commerce to support them, as well as its active Facebook presence and webinars it's made available to the public. We thank Joe for taking a break from his family vacation to squeeze in this interview.