Cancel April vacation and allow Vermont schools to finish the academic year early.

Cancel April vacation and allow Vermont schools to finish the academic year early.

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Leigh Pelletier started this petition to Vermont Agency of Education and

If the goal of the United States and Vermont is to have everyone shelter-in-place through at least the end of April, then schools must continue to operate through April vacation for public safety reasons. To take away students' regimens and daily purpose is basically inviting a loosening of the rules aimed at combating Covid-19. We are seeing success in flattening the curve, and educational decisions need to be made to support that effort.

From a safety standpoint, it will be safer to allow the students to finish a week earlier in June than it will be to allow them to be on vacation in April. By June, according to projections, we will likely have freedoms back that the students will be able to enjoy. The weather will be nice, and the spread of Covid-19 will hopefully be controlled so that students can safely socialize together once again. For now, what are students supposed to do on "vacation"? Boredom and too much free time oftentimes leads to trouble, and our state can't afford that right now. Keep students engaged and occupied. Provide the proper supports so that Vermont students can continue to be responsible citizens sheltering in place as we need them to.

Please act quickly and decisively to make sure that all Vermonters remain safe during this critical time.

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