Catalina Foothills: Trust teachers to teach.

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Catalina Foothills: Trust teachers to teach.

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As parents and community members, we trust the excellent teachers employed by Catalina Foothills School District (CFSD). We call on the district to demonstrate that same level of trust: For as long as schools are closed to on-site learning, please allow our teachers to decide whether they choose to work on-campus or remotely.

Many teachers feel that they will be better able to offer remote instruction while teleworking, as opposed to offering remote instruction from an empty classroom while wearing masks and shields. Many teachers believe that the requirement to report on-campus places them and their families at unnecessary risk of contracting COVID-19.

The district offers several reasons in favor of on-site requirements for teachers. Social distancing (best done from home). High-speed internet (available at home). On-campus access to socially distant colleagues (by phone and email). Access to materials and equipment (which can be taken home, or which were personally purchased and brought from home in the first place). None of these rationales are compelling compared to the health of a teacher and the quality of instruction they know they can provide remotely.

Every other Tucson-area school district has empowered teachers to lead remote instruction from off-campus. We call on CFSD to join every other Tucson-area school district.

CFSD teachers are skilled, dedicated, and experienced professionals. The district should trust them to know what will work best for their students, for their own health, and for the health of their families. Please join us in protecting CFSD teachers.

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