Only When It's Safe - Christina School District

Only When It's Safe - Christina School District

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Christina Education Association started this petition to Christina School District Board & Administration

Delaware public schools are facing a decision to return to remote learning or a hybrid instructional model.  We are concerned about the implementation of a hybrid model for several reasons. There are no statewide measures to alert teachers, staff, or parents of infections, leaving large populations vulnerable to the virus’ spread. The current infrastructure is not prepared for the implementation of a hybrid model and large-scale modifications are required.  There is a large financial burden to be incurred due to the need for modified transportation, creation of additional classroom spaces, and hiring of additional custodial staff with adequate supplies to clean surfaces.


We believe that school buildings should not reopen for in-person instruction until we have reached a benchmark of 14 days with no new cases, and that all school staff and students must be provided with necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We also call for a mask requirement for students and school staff, an adherence to a six feet social distancing requirement, and for each school to carry out an assessment and necessary upgrades to improve classroom ventilation to mitigate airborne spread of COVID-19.


We must prioritize safe school openings now! Make the correct decision to implement remote teaching now so educators can begin planning today how to connect with students, make learning engaging, and create impactful lessons.


We are still learning about the effects of the COVID-19 virus. Until we have better scientific metrics to guide decision making around reopening school buildings, we need to put a plan in place that will protect the lives of our students, our teachers and school staff, and everyone's families.


We request that distance learning be the instructional delivery method available to all teachers, parents, and students of Christina School District. We request that in-person instruction is NOT mandated by Christina School District until:


There are 14 consecutive days of no new cases of COVID-19 in New Castle County,
August 2021, or
A vaccine is approved.

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