LBUSD: Be Transparent With Your Plans So Parents Can Make Informed Decisions.

LBUSD: Be Transparent With Your Plans So Parents Can Make Informed Decisions.

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Stephannie Reizuch started this petition to Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools Brian Moskovitz and

LBUSD Parents have been given less than one week to make a year-long commitment for their children's education with little to no information.  We, the undersigned parents, are stating our intent to refuse to respond or commit to any plan without details about how the district intends to provide a healthy and safe environment for our students, addresses the issues that will help parents prepare their children and manage expectations thereby protecting their social-emotional well-being, and clearly states how they will provide the most equitable education possible for ALL students during this pandemic.  We believe in Public Schools and Public Education and insist that we have not received adequate information to make a year-long commitment. We are willing to remove our children from LBUSD and consider options outside of public education to keep our children safe and to ensure the best outcomes for their health and education.

We demand the following:


1) Announce the LBUSD policy with regard to students or teachers who have ANY of the symptoms associated with Covid-19 including:
 
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue        
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

2) Explain how the district plans to handle students who show up symptomatic at school:
 
Will students with mild symptoms be allowed to remain in class?
 
If a student or teacher has been at school with symptoms what is the district protocol for quarantining until a negative Covid test has been provided? Will the entire class be quarantined?  What about siblings? If not, what science is informing the policy?
 
If a student has been ill with Covid symptoms when will they be permitted to return to school? Will every child ill with a cold or flu symptoms (which are indistinguishable from Covid symptoms) be required to quarantine and return only after a negative Covid test?
 
In the event of an inevitable outbreak of Covid in a classroom or “pod” will h entire class be quarantined?  For how long?  Will all students be required to submit a current negative Covid test to return to school?  What type of education will be provided during these quarantines?

3) Explain the district’s plan on ensuring/enforcing hygienic practices in the classroom:
 
Will all teachers and students will have access to the necessary PPE to keep them safe?
 
Will all teachers and students will have access to soap in bathrooms and other cleaning supplies necessary to maintain a hygienic environment?
 
Will classrooms with air conditioning be outfitted with proper ventilation/filtration to minimize spread?  What about classrooms without air conditioning?  How does the district plan to maintain an adequate learning environment for schools without air conditioning and proper air flow for the many classrooms without air conditioning or functioning windows?  What science is informing this policy?
 
4) Provide a detailed plan/commitment for students who are entitled to Special Education Services:
 
Will students in Special Education programs be prioritized for placement with teachers and peer groups that they are familiar with?
 
5) Provide LBUSD’s plan for protecting the social-emotional health of students:
 
Will those who select an in-person option be guaranteed placement with familiar teachers and peer groups from their school?
 
6) Provide an equitable option for students who aren’t successful online learners:
See Riverside USD’s model for parent-directed instruction with guidance and check-ins with district teachers.
 
7) Reduce the commitment families must make to a maximum of one semester.

8) Trust teachers to chose the working environment that allows them to perform their best work and protect their personal health and safety.

 

 

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