Demand that Spotsylvania County Public Schools get their students back at school!

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Enough is enough! I know that Spotsylvania County Schools get a lot of petitions regarding the closure of schools, but I plead with you to reopen them! Spotsylvania County Public Schools needs to reverse their decision on making schools all virtual until March! So much of the district struggled greatly with the first quarter being all virtual. We have been let down by our school board during this pandemic. My education is suffering and the education of my classmates is suffering. Many parents are unable to work at home and watch their children to make sure that they are getting the education they need. Children are falling behind; not only with their education, but also with their social development. Closing schools fails the students, because we are falling behind in life and virtual schooling is not the path that a lot of them need. The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine have reported that schools need to reopen for the well-being of the students. The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that, "No evidence has been found to suggest that children or educational settings are the primary drivers of SARS-CoV-2 virus transmission.Children are at low risk to suffer from serious effects of COVID-19." Vulnerable students can do Virtual Virginia or some other online schooling program. The number of staff members that are currently working 100% virtual can and should be decreased (Meaning all staff should be forced to come in, unless they or someone that they are living with have a proven medical condition that can make them vulnerable to COVID-19.) as I know that there are teachers who are more than capable to come in and teach, but are staying home instead and that upsets students and lets them down. Spotsylvania County Public Schools, the mission that you have for your students is, "Together, we prepare our students for their future." Closing schools is not preparing us for our future. This should not be about politics. This should be about the well-being of your students and their parents who pay your salary.