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Parents and Teachers React

We asked parents and teachers from around the region to tell us what they think about the plans, as far as they have been disclosed.

We pulled some representative comments from the more than 200 comments we received in the first 24 hours of our request.

It’s not a safe learning environment for teachers, students and staff. I’m taking the Distance Learning option.

It's all too much for kids to handle plus the constant "reminders" to put the mask on would make me a nervous wreck. For that reason I have notified 2 our of my 3 boys will be doing distance learning. The third is going into high school and will let me know if it is too much. This is not even mentioning that the two are very special needs.

Since I follow the science and know there is zero risk involved in going back to school as Sweden and other countries have proven, and also realize that keeping kids home is far more harmful in so many ways than is this virus, my Kids ( 4 of them) will be attending

What about the kids that can not tolerate wearing a mask or don’t understand social distancing?

I definitely want my children (going into 8th and 12th grade) and all children to go back to school for many reasons. We need to learn to live with the virus and nothing is risk free but the risks to children of not going to school could be catastrophic in comparison! If you don’t feel comfortable sending your kids to school then keep them home but for those that do, let’s move forward and use best practices to try to keep everyone as safe as we can.

I’m a parent AND a bus driver.. my kids will be going back to school and I will be going back to driving.. I’ve spent the last few months at home drilling in “don’t touch your face, wash your hands, wear you mask, social distance”, and I will continue to tell/remind them the rest of the summer so they are prepared!

I’m looking into an online program for my 8th grader. She will not go back to school until we have a vaccine.

How can it be safe for kids to wear masks all day? Why aren’t they using a safety first approach?

What about the bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians and all the other people put at risk by this? Most masks only prevent spreading infection, not protect against it.

We thank everyone for their comments.


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