I am Beth Blumklotz, special education school bus operator with Portland Public Schools. About 80 coworkers and I serve our most vulnerable students, and we are members of ATU 757. Thank you, for having us on the schedule this evening. We hope that you and your families are safe and well. We feel appreciative of Governor Kate Brown’s decision to pay all District employees during this time of school closure for quarantine due to COVID-19 virus pandemic. Preventing the spread is necessary for us to be able to return to work and attend school safely. Knowing that we will be paid puts our minds more at ease re: keeping food on the table, paying our necessities, including healthcare luxuries that many in our community do not have. We can focus on being safe as we adjust to a new isolating normal.