As a parent, would you send your kid to public school in the current conditions ?Florida just mandated school attendance in August, which includes virtual learning.
Yes, I know the schools can do things to reduce the risk. However....
Would you (or will you) send your kid to public school any time soon ?
Just curious, thanks in advance.
the trumpers falling in line is - are insane
disease far and wide.
Otherwise known as a psychopath.
I hope Tim Walz says..."No! Minnesota is not ready yet."
He has a 14 year old son and a daughter in College. He would not risk the lives of his children, let alone all of Minnesota's to please a whiny orange pile of shit of a President.
An orange pile of shit is not likely to be compromised by Coronavirus.
We're in Iowa, in a small town.
My kid is 11, just starting 6th grade and he misses school.
His brothers will both be in college starting August 10th (marching band starts a week before classes) and he'll be insanely lonely.
But, I'm researching online school too.
I believe in public schools. I worry that if I and others use online schools, they'll defund the in-person version of schools.
SO, I still don't know.
We have a hs freshman and a college sophomore.
If school started tomorrow, no way. unless mask wearing and infection numbers change for the better, nope.
The college is currently planning on in person. They will require masks everywhere except in your dorm room. The school only has about 2000 students. They are also considering changing meals from buffet to all take and go.
We need more information to make a family decision
From your linked story:
Please edit your post.
... I think teachers and staff should have the last say, after considering all precautions that the school was taking.
One sobering thing I read in a NYTimes article on COVID in churches was that even churches that used masks and practised distancing got Coron outbreaks.
I definitely think all staff should be provided with N95 masks.
Tell the orange anus we're still waiting.
Not only because of the increased risk of getting infected, but also carrying the virus home and spreading to my own family and friends. Teachers aren't nurses, the are not trained on how to diagnose symptoms, wear PPE, and what do the employees do with kids that actually are sick with coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, fever? They didn't sign up for hazardous duty.
And what about the thousands of kids who will become contagious and take the virus home to spread it to their families?
This is a stupid idea!
Until these states get the virus under control, stay home laws should still be in effect.
If you dont plan to send your kids back to school, what arraignments are you making for school, daycare,etc.
So many people dont have the choice, or their kids are so close to the edge with learning that more time away will be extremely detrimental. Especially if half the kids go back, but the other half doesnt.
I wish there was an easy answer. I know too many kids that were great students, but e-learning has been a disaster.
Im glad I dont need to make the choice, but I hope we dont ostracize those that make a different choice. Each situation is different.
It really feels like we are purposefully being put at risk and treated like Guinea Pigs for TPTB
Not planning on sending our daughter- who has had issues with Asthma back. Plus, my wife has pre-existing conditions and I have a history of Asthma, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia and don't want to get this virus either
Particularly in Florida where the Governor has been a mini-Trump in regards to Covid and frankly does not inspire confidence in making sure our kids or families are safe.
My son and daughter-in-law are really troubled by this rush to open schools without careful consideration to safety measures. By the end of August my new grand daughter should be home from the hospital. She's already had a rough start as a preemie, heart surgery and recently a nasty infection in her esophagus. Though Cassandra has proven herself as a mighty little fighter, she really cannot afford an infection like Covid. If her two step brothers were to bring home the virus, the complications could be tragic, deadly.
This is the sort of scenario many Americans will be facing--the desire to get the kids back to school but worried about reasonable safety measures in place. The fact that Trump howled at the CDC guidelines, claimed they were too expensive and complicated does not produce confidence in the revised plans.
Then there are all the other people exposed: teachers, cafeteria works, maintenance staff, bus drivers, etc.
Like everything else, Trump is risking the health and security of the American people.
May he rot in Hell!!
but for the teachers and other employees who might be infected. Just no.
where they have done a really good job of getting and keeping it under control.
Not on buses. Not in classrooms. Not in cafeterias. Not on playgrounds.
Not with kids k-12.
Also, too many people (i.e. parents) do not buy in that it is even real. Their kids are just an extra risk to EVERY one else.
Tough decision but I think it's for the best.
They will be alternating schedules to limit the classroom size, have a plan to sanitize the facilities daily, are offering distance learning in conjunction, and appear to be taking the necessary steps to do a very cautious reopening.
Am I nervous? Yes definitely. Am I hesitant? Yes.
But I think that our county and school district are working together to make it as safe as possible. Things may change from now to August that change my mind but right now there is a very cautious optimism.
There is a neighboring county that is planning on having 1/3 of the students in classes for 1 week and 2/3 of the students online changing every week. This is to have 10 students in a classroom. I would prefer to having classes with 1/3 of the students online with a teacher and 2/3 online without a teacher again switching each week. But what do we do with the children whose only parent has to work?
My kids are grown. But I will say there is no way I would send a kid to school, public or private under the current conditions.
I was willing to do IRL with low cases.
However, I am in Texas. I know someone in CPS and I know what went down in daycare even beyond the inkling that was reported... It is simply not safe. The daycare rules in TX were strict.and there were still massive outbreaks.