Allow Minot Public School Students use of Lockers

Allow Minot Public School Students use of Lockers

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Brandan Ressler started this petition to Minot Public Schools COVID Task Force and

By signing this petition, you are asking the schools to allow your child the use of lockers between classes.

As our students have started attending in person public school, they have been denied the use of lockers.  From what I understand, lockers are banned due to the close proximity to other students.  This means all students have to carry all personal belongings to each class.

Our students have to carry items such as: pens, pencils, notebooks for all classes, binders, Chromebook, hard cover books, gym shoes, gym clothes, towels for showers, swimsuits for swimming class, lunch box, after school sports clothes and shoes, and I am sure that I am missing some other items.  Without water bottles, we are looking at 20 to 25 lbs they are lugging between each classroom.

As a parent of two middle school students in Minot, I do not feel that our children need to be subjected to these extreme measures.  As one looks at a school, one of the teaching moments is how to interact in a social environment.  How to be respectful in close quarters and how to learn time management.  All of those are just as important life skills as is reading and writing.  

I believe that the removal of locker use does not change how close these students are on a daily basis.  Removal of locker use, I feel, just makes the halls more cramped with students and their possessions!

Another concern is the strain this excess weight is placing on our children's backs, necks and shoulders!  When will chiropractic care be needed?  When will those with scoliosis have major issues that would have never been seen?  Again, I am sure there is more that I am not aware of but will become of grave issues in the near future.

So please, sign the petition and ask your school Covid Coordinator to allow the use of hallway lockers!!!!

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