Open Cincinnati Public Schools!

Open Cincinnati Public Schools!

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Michael Brugh started this petition to Cincinnati School Board and

The Cincinnati School Board is failing our children. CPS remains one of the only area schools still in a virtual environment. The most recent and last minute change in plans to return to school is unacceptable. This needs to change now! While COVID-19 still presents a safety concern, with the right precautions and safety measures we can control that risk and provide what our children so desperately need.

According to the State of Ohio School Reporting, there are 221 schools of all different types in Hamilton County, the vast majority are in person in some capacity. Across all 221, there are only 8 new student cases and 18 new staff cases. This is further indication that those schools who have returned are NOT seeing an increase in the spread of COVID.

Our children are the priority and right now they are suffering. Over 3,000 CPS kids are still unaccounted for. A school is a community’s best resource! It is not just a school, it is a safe place. A place for kids to not only learn, but also to develop, connect and thrive. When a school shuts down, it turns its back on its community. We must take into consideration not only the physical safety, but overall social and emotional well being of these kids.

Furthermore, we now know the City of Cincinnati has offered to help and heard nothing in response from CPS. This is unacceptable and borderline negligent. CPS implemented ALL 31 health and safety recommendations per the CDC (many schools who are in person 5 days per week have not done this), and yet we are still not back in school.

And don't forget, Cincinnati Public Schools has a levy on this November’s ballot. It is a renewal of an emergency operating levy for $48,000,000 for a period of five years. Voter approval of this issue will NOT increase taxes, but the tagline is "Every Child Deserves A Strong Start for a Strong Future." Let's start with getting them back in the classroom.

Open Cincinnati Public Schools!

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