Teachers, parents react to school resuming in the fall
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Teachers and parents are preparing for a time unseen in this generation -- as both plan for a return to school in the fall, they are left asking many questions.
Will my child be safe? | What happens if there are interruptions?
Teachers are just as concerned..
“I’m very fearful. This is something different, we have never done this before. We have done everything. Teachers can do so much. They’ve done so much. I always felt like teachers can do anything. They really can. But this is just something different. I’m very fearful. I can only say it bluntly, I’m afraid someone is going to die,” said teacher at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School, June Franklin.
Schools across the nation and the commonwealth are allowing parents to choose between virtual and in-person instruction, a choice some parents may find difficult to make.
“There’s a lot of unknown. The biggest thing is that we are all going to have to handle this with grace, both the parents and the teachers. I am concerned about attendance policies. If one child in the family gets sick and that child has to be quarantined, does the rest of the children need to be quarantined as well?” said parent, Jessica Davis.
“My biggest concern would be the children getting sick and bringing it home to a relative,” said parent, Chrissy Cagle.
Parents say, they are worried about their child’s physical and mental well being.
“Health. Both mental health and physical health. I think it is going to be difficult to balance the two intermittently at times,” said Davis.
”We are going to do in person. She needs the socialization and the interaction in person with the teachers,” said Cagle.
“I just feel like if we as a community will go in with faith and prayer it will make a big difference -- for the sake of the children just to have faith and be united,” said Franklin.
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