The toothless mask plan is undoubtedly going to lead to the spread of the coronavirus in the Petri dishes that schools are. Anybody remember them closing schools just a couple years ago because of the flu? Heck, we closed a First Coast school because of AC issues just last year.
Schools get sick that is the long and short of it. Not having a mask policy or not having an ease of movement plan is just reckless.
At best entire schools will have to close. At best.
Just a few weeks ago teachers were heroes, having started and implemented Duval homeroom with a weekend’s notice. Now they can’t be trusted to work from home on days students stay home for school cleanings? Um, why?
What happened? Were we not heroes? Did some teachers not do it right so they want to punish err change it up for everyone?
Some people have pointed out they would be fine going in. I would be one of them, my cat needs little supervision, but what about the teachers’ thousands of them with children that need care too?
Sadly since DeSantis has reduced education to little more than child care, I say let us look out for our teachers as well.
Once again the district makes a plan and doesn’t consider the people, the teachers, and staff who will be required to implement it. Their needs and concerns were not considered in the least.
When the district released its survey it said parents wanted options and teachers wanted safety, well parents got their options and teachers got a “good luck”, with safety, and got a “good luck” with child care.
The district cannot continue to treat its teachers like an afterthought and hope to be successful. We could and should be doing better.