Quality Instruction in a Safe Learning Environment

Quality Instruction in a Safe Learning Environment

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Josh Wainscott started this petition to Greeley-Evans School Board

Return to Safe Schools and Quality Learning Petition


The following District 6 teachers, staff, community, and family members believe that in-person learning is essential for students and educators and look forward to returning to school in-person this fall as long as our community and district ensure that the safety and health of all stakeholders are in place. We know that district leadership, educators, parents, and community, have a common goal: quality instruction in a safe learning environment as soon as possible. 


We commend our District 6 leaders and administrators on the development of a high-quality comprehensive plan for a safe return to in-person learning with a traditional starting date. This attempt has been hampered by an unrealistic expectation to return to in-person learning on August 17, eliminating the ability to properly vet the plan with the community and those who must implement it and diminishing the health risks of the increasing spread of the virus in our community. 


To ensure our schools are safe for in-person learning this fall, the following expectations must be met:

The following Center for Disease Control guidelines must be met:
A sustained two-week drop in coronavirus cases and fewer than 4 daily new coronavirus cases per 100,000 people per day must be evident in Weld County.
A high coronavirus testing capacity in Weld County.
A low test positive rate under 5% in Weld County for at least two weeks before any openings.
Availability of ICU beds
Teachers, staff and families receive the full detailed reopening plan with time to review and evaluate for safety impacts.
The reopening plan is supported by a majority of staff as determined through a secret ballot vote.
All District 6 families are surveyed on their confidence in the plan’s potential to keep their children safe, and the Board of Education will consider these survey results before determining if and when students return to in-person learning.

Therefore, District 6 should begin the 2020-21 school year with online learning and transition to a safe reopening plan when the aforementioned expectations are met.

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