Oh Florida, what are we going to do with you. This incremental reaction to Covid 19 is going to cost people their lives. Everyone paying attention should know by now that we aren’t going to return to school this academic year and Superintendent Greene should know that graduations aren’t going to happen as scheduled either.
Say all the experts are wrong and by May it has started to recede, is having three, four thousand people get together in the arena a good plan? Absolutely not. It is a reckless plan, a dangerous plan.
Look friends I don’t think this decision by Greene is made by maliciousness or incompetence it is made with hope but hope is the destroyer of certainty and that’s what people need. They need to be certain or as certain as possible about what is going to happen.
Parents, your kids are not returning this year.
Graduates, it breaks my heart but your ceremony will not happen on time, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.
Instead of announcing ceremonies are still on for now, Greene should have announced the district will do its best to make sure they happen whether that is in July, August or even the fall, you know when things are safe, or at least safer.
This sucks, I get it, but it’s reckless to give people false hope that this may blow over in a couple weeks. People need the certainty about whats going to happen and what they should do and that’s to stay at home and to stay safe for as long as needed.
Here is the note she sent to district staff about graduation.