Contra Costa County Should Arrange to Postpone all of the Eighth Grade Trips

Contra Costa County Should Arrange to Postpone all of the Eighth Grade Trips

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Amiya Sheshadri started this petition to Conta Costa County

Contra Costa County has just placed a restriction on all co-extracurricular and extracurricular activities as of March 3rd until March 21. While I am unaware of all the dates for Disney Trips, Windemere and Gale Ranch Middle School’s last day of the trip was supposed to be March 21 and that means all of us loose at least $580 that we had paid for the trip.  I wish that was the end of the consequences but eighth grade promotion, the six flags trip, and the D.C. trip are on the line as well if a solution is not followed through with soon.  Worst of all, we don’t get refunds.

I understand that while children are not targeted by Covid-19, we can still transmit the infection to family or teachers who Covid-19 might infect which is why these trips are being cancelled.  With the advancement of medicine today, infectious disease specialists are saying that we should have a cure for this in the near future.

Knowing that this cure will come soon is enough reassurance to postpone the trips to around early June.  By then we can be completely sure that the virus will be exterminated.  If certain parents or students do not wish to go on the trip by that point in time, they should be given refunds.  Additionally, if none of this is possible, all people not able to go because of the county’s final decision should be given at lease an 80% refund. Overall these trips will amount to a couple hundred thousand dollars worth of loss and is proof that the County treated the money paid by parents irresponsibly by not purchasing insurance.  Insurance is bought for even a $200 plane ticket so why was is not for a purchase this big. While Covid-19 could not have been predicted by the County, they should take at least partial responsibility of the situation and comply with one of the solutions I have suggested. Please share and try to raise awareness of this petition any way you can.  Share with friends and post wherever you can as well.

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