Bring Back Plan A: K-3 Cabarrus County School Board!

Bring Back Plan A: K-3 Cabarrus County School Board!

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Cassandra Brooks started this petition to Cabarrus County School Board

Dear School Board, 

Once again, you have caused chaos for the families of Cabarrus County. Your people voted for their K-3 children to go back to school, with a 70% majority. That means 70% of parents want their child back in school, have done research and have still decided that sending their child back is best for their family. Instead of listening to the people that elected you, you have once again changed your decision, giving parents, schools, and children little time to pivot. Represent your people! Leave the choice to the parents and stop making decisions in a vacuum. 

How many of you have children in elementary school? My guess is none. How many have you have actually watched a day of virtual learning for Kindergarten - Third graders? The teachers are doing AMAZING but it does not change the fact that face-to-face learning is critical for young children. Our children are falling behind, the repercussions of this have only begun to surface but will be massive. They are struggling!

The fact that some of you continue to ask "What is Plan B?" is insulting. Do your research! Know your facts. Don't base your decisions on one or two bad cases that you have heard about - look at the big picture! Parents know what is best for their children and their family situation, stop taking away our freedom to choose to send our children to school. Those who want to stay virtual can still do so, give families that cannot accommodate this a choice. 

Our economy is built on children going to school. Most families have TWO working parents - Parents that are being required to transition back to work. Parents working from home currently are doing just that - WORKING! We are having to choose between our child's education and the ability to support our family. I am working until past 1 AM every night just trying to catch up on my job because my days are focused on assisting my child in navigating various apps, live meetings, and assignments. We don't all have the ability to have a parent not work and fully devote time to virtual learning.

These decisions are toying with the emotions of our children who have been told that they can go back. Children that are now in tears that they have to endure more days filled with staring at a computer with no social interaction. Your decisions are impacting local daycares, trying to meet the demands of parents needing to go to work also putting them in a frenzy. Daycares who have become a real knight in shining armor for parents that need to work. 

We disagree with your actions and request that you call an emergency school board meeting and give parents the choice to put their K-3rd grader in Plan A. These children are not independent yet and need more attention. Give parents their CHOICE back! Stop flip flopping - it's causing an enormous amount of chaos, rework, and is unproductive.

Thank you,

Parents of K-3rd graders

 

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