We support the 2020-2021 Lee County Marching Band Season

We support the 2020-2021 Lee County Marching Band Season

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Angela Turner started this petition to Lee County School System/School Board (Georgia)

   There is a small faction of Lee County High School Marching Band parents that are potentially looking to have the 2020-2021 Marching Band season suspended and/or cancelled. This came to the attention of other marching band parents who do NOT support this potential action whatsoever. There are currently 141 student in marching band this year. Of these 141, approximately 6-7 have parents are alleging that safety protocols and procedures were not implemented and practiced during the time their students were at band camp (the week of July 27th-July 31st), even though their child participated in band camp the entire week. Many of the other parents have spoken to our children who also attended the band camp (and many who attended the prior week before for Percussion camp), and all have said that the band directors all implemented and strictly enforced safety guidelines at all times. The small faction of parents that are alleging the opposite are proposing going to Dr. Miller and the Lee County School System Board and requesting that they suspend and/or cancel the 2020-2021 Marching Band season. The plan, as far as what was reached to other parents, was to do this on the "sly" before anyone of the other parents could take action to the contrary. 

   We all agree these are uncertain times, with a constant ebb and flow of new information, and everyone is trying to do what is best for the children. However we, as parents, have the right to determine if our children are in the safest environment possible. Some do not feel that their children are, and that is their prerogative and right, but it is also the opinion of other parents that all safety precautions and guidelines have been implemented, enforced, and met. In plainest terms, if a parent is that uncomfortable with their child participating in the season due to potential exposure, the option to pull them out IS always an option. It is grossly unfair and unjust to shut down the band program to approximately 130+ students for the personal opinion of 6-7 student's parents. 

   Please sign this petition in support of the 2020-2021 Lee County Marching Band season going forward as planned at this time. These kids put in a lot of hours to perfect their skills. Many of them desperately need marching band as an outlet, especially after 6 months of social isolation. The vast majority of parents in support of the marching band season staying intact plan on presenting this petition to Dr. Miller and the Lee County School Board when the time arises. 

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