Support getting TUSD K-2 students back in the classroom

Support getting TUSD K-2 students back in the classroom

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Mckelle Chubbuck started this petition to TUSD School Board

We, as parents of TUSD elementary students, petition the current school board to immediately vote in favor of applying for the K2 waiver. This essential vote cannot be delayed as our students have not seen a classroom or had formal education for over 9 months and the consequences are devastating.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the early elementary years – from kindergarten through third grade – are particularly important ones in children's schooling. Parents and teachers know that children acquire new skills and knowledge rapidly during these years. Research shows that average annual learning gains for children in grades K-2 are dramatically greater than those for subsequent years of school. Moreover, the outcomes of early elementary education, particularly whether or not a child can read proficiently by third grade, are a powerful predictor of later school and life outcomes. 

Going back face to face is going to be tough, but after months of remote learning disrupting the lives of students and their families, we have to try. Nothing replaces a teacher. Nothing replaces the everyday interaction with students. Remote learning can’t deliver that.

Manhattan Beach was recently approved for all five of its elementary schools. This not only shows that it is possible, but that with them and the many private schools that have been approved, the disparity between their education and our children’s will be compounded. 

Virtual learning at this level is inadequate to provide the skills and knowledge needed for educational and interpersonal development.

The school board meets this Monday and should be able to discuss our request. Please sign in support of the K2 waiver.  Waiting for the incoming school board to make this critical decision will have an unnecessary negative impact on our young students. Spread the word to all TUSD families!

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