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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 07:15 PM

'We are horrified': Anchorage teachers, parents blast plan to return younger students to classrooms

Anchorage School District teacher and parent Michelle Foss told school board members Tuesday night that she strongly opposes the plan to bring younger and high-needs students back into classrooms next month.

“With the number of COVID-19 cases in the Anchorage municipality placing us firmly in the high-risk red level, we can’t comprehend how you are even contemplating bringing anyone back to face-to-face learning,” Foss told the Anchorage School Board. “We are horrified that you are even considering this.”

Foss joined dozens of others Tuesday who spoke to the board directly, or sent in written comments, decrying the school district’s plan to bring thousands of kids back into buildings in November.

The number of coronavirus infections is surging in the city and across the state. Some of the testifiers said they are mad about the plan to return students to classrooms, while others said they are scared.

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/10/21/we-are-horrified-anchorage-teachers-parents-blast-plan-to-return-younger-students-to-classrooms/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 21, 2020, 07:23 PM

1. Philadelphia has a similar plan.

Pre-K through 2nd back in person on November 30. High needs in January. Others TBD.

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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 08:25 PM

2. Hmmmm.........

I wonder if having a national leader with "a plan" could have any influence on any of these local problems?
(but then again, you would hope that that "leader" would care about somebody other than himself, right?)

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