I mean we did right? Unless the powers that be want to declare last spring was a failure, and I get it, it did not work for a lot of ESE kids and for kids without or who rely on structure. This is my thought instead of risking everyone’s lives, shouldn’t we be taking this time to make distance learning better? Wouldn’t that be a better plan?
So society is on a collision course with restarting school and this despite the coronavirus is spreading like wildfire and I want to know if a teacher gets sick or worse what happens?
Can the teacher or family sue? I mean schools will knowingly be sending them into harm’s way.
If they or a kid gets sick or tests positive and they have to isolate for 14 days, does that come out of their sick leave bank?
Say a teacher gets sick at school, and they are out an extended time, or have to go to the hospital, is that on them? Do they foot the bills, lose all their PTO, go into the hole, or do districts who once again are knowingly sending them into harm’s way pick up the costs?
What about teaching if they are sent home. Whether they are sick or it is precautionary, are they going to be expected to teach? Follow up question, are the kids going to be expected to learn?
From Facebook, Then What happens to our students when one of their teachers dies of Covid? Of course, I do not want to die. So, yes I am very concerned about getting Covid. But I also don’t want to see my students grappling with the death of school staff. Or their own classmates.
Schools should not be compared to daycares and it is insulting that they are being compared to them. If people need daycare, then the local, state, and federal governments should provide it, not our schools.
Teachers should not be required to risk their lives if they want to keep their jobs either. It’s shameful that is the position we are rushing to put them in.
What happens to teachers if they get sick or worse if the question nobody seems to want to answer.