Under the proposal, traditional students would return on April 8; year-round students would arrive on April 14.There’s mixed reaction among parents, ABC11 spoke with ReBekah Werner on Sunday who fought back tears as she told us she wants her 14-year-old and 17-year-old back in the classroom full-time.
“This is important for so many reasons. I respect that we’re doing everything that we can to keep our kids physically safe. But their mental health is equally important to me,” said Werner.
Shaquita Boone is the mother of a 7th grader who is enrolled in a virtual academy at Moore Square Magnet Middle School, but her daughter wants to be back in the classroom.
“She would rather take that chance,” said Boone. However, just because her daughter wants to take the chance, doesn’t mean Boone wants to do the same.
“I’m very scared honestly,” she said. “No one knows if you will be successful at overcoming COVID. You don’t know until you catch COVID.”
Last week, WCPSS reported 57 positive COVID-19 cases. Seventy percent of those cases were from students.
Plan A still requires students to adhere to face coverings, cleaning protocols, health screenings and social distancing.
On Friday, the CDC recently recommending most students maintain at least 3 feet of distance instead of 6 feet.
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