We, the undersigned, are advocating for a safe space for all children in Dare County to attend school. As a community, we are petitioning the Board to, at a minimum, ensure each Dare County school has one classroom per grade that will be a “Masks Required” classroom.
We seek to advocate in support of all the Children in our community - those who have underlying health issues, etc- and the vulnerable among us. We have contacted the superintendent to request that, short of universal masking, they at least consider creating a few "masks required" classrooms to protect our most vulnerable children. I was told the board declined to consider a similar request.
We are asking the Board to revisit this policy. It's the only way we know to protect our vulnerable children, and prioritize Face To Face learning.
We are creating this petition in an effort to ask our Board of Education to compromise and think outside the box in supporting a return to school for all our children.