Getting our kids back to school full time in Chesterfileld county.

Getting our kids back to school full time in Chesterfileld county.

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chris sullivan started this petition to Chesterfield county schoold board

Keeping our kids from socializing in person is very detrimental to our society. Zoom is no replacement for sitting next to a friend and hanging out and having that physical closeness we all need. I tell my kids stories about growing up in the 70s/80s, There were lots of dances and social events, kids riding bikes around, neighborhood baseball and wiffle ball games, being out with freinds all day with no cell phone and just coming home for dinner etc. It seems every decade there is less and less of this. It is bad enough the kids today (and too many adults also) are living life on their phones and devices. This has been proven to very physically and mentally unhealthy.

   I have been working in hospitals and ERs for 26 years. I do NOT claim to be an expert on diseases but I can tell you the covid cases at my facility have been going down for weeks and not 1 employee there has contracted covid. Chesterfield is not a "hot spot" . I was terrified the first 2 months of covid but have since calmed down and realized it is going to be ok. We take appropriate precautions and its working fine. I have no doubt we could get some volunteers in schools (myself included) to take temps on entering building and doing extra cleaning  etc to try and get back to normal. We have been dealing with disease since humans came to be. Chicken pox, TB, Flu and even drug resistant bacteria that can all kill us but we march on.

The greater risk of socially, mentally and physically harming our children far outways the smaller possibilty of harming them from this virus.  If there are parents who are still fearful, let them decide for themselves to keep their kids home and not effect the greater number of families that want to return to a more normal and healthy way of schooling them in person full time. Raising our kids to live in fear is sad and unnecessary, just take extra precautions and lets get on with living a better and more normal life. Going back to school 2 times is week is not enough.

Getting this petition in quickly is crucial. they are deciding this soon.We are all in this together and are doing a great job getting through these tough times.

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