Reopening in person schooling in Barrow County

Reopening in person schooling in Barrow County

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Jacob Kreller started this petition to Barrow County Board of Education

As of Today 08/05/2020 the barrow county school system has decided to do all online schooling, this causes problems for the students and parents that rely on school to function on a daily basis, most students (myself included) find it harder to learn online as we are more prone to distractions, forgetting, and eye strains from having to look at a computer screen for majority of the day. Not to mention the parents that have no teaching experience and barley understanding anything being taught trying to help out their kids because it’s harder for teachers to explain things and point things out with issues and everything online. Another thing is how are parents going to be able to go to work with their child having to be at home for school, not everyone can just say “oh sorry I can’t come in to work for the remainder of my child’s school year due to it being online” employers don’t care about things like that, how are parents going to bring home money to pay for things? Especially with a child in elementary school, they’re not old enough to take care of themselves, does the school board just except parents to quit their jobs and stay home? What about the children with IEPs and need individual instruction? Or kids that have any special needs and need special accommodations for learning that their parents never needed to get since the school had it; how will they pay for those things without being able to leave their child by themselves. What were also forgetting to look at is the mental health of the students and how this is affecting students abusive situations. Let’s just take a look at some fact that show that Barrow shouldn’t have any issues opening back up.

0.004% of People in this county have/been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The Schoolboard was using cases per 100,000 as their numbers. So around 400 cases using that number. Fact Check, we only have 83,000 citizens in the county, so let’s look at real numbers. Around 0.004% is the real number, around 330+/- cases.

Next, Families with small children will be forced to put their children into daycares/smaller spaces with increased risk.

By families being forced to either put their children in daycare (SMALLER SPACES), which can create higher chance to spread the Virus, this can in turn have a counter productive effect on the Return To School process making the return date even further out.

Neglect, Child Abuse Calls are DOWN, why? Because often times Teachers Are first to report signs of Abuse. This Will not be taking place with children behind closed doors.

Financial Devastation - Parents who can’t afford daycare may lose their jobs just to keep the children at home. Many families depend on free and reduced lunches to survive, these children may go hungry.

GET OUT OF YOUR FANTASY LAND and realize this is not the way.

Sports, Conditioning, Vacations, Students hanging out with Students, Gatherings, going out all over in public, many without Mask, daily. Have we forgotten that society is basically entirely back together currently?

Yet, the most “Dangerous” thing is putting the Students in the class room.

This won’t work for the people of barrow county and we won’t stand for it! 

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