This was in today’s Winston-Salem Journal:
That particular elementary school within my district literally draws from the highest tax base in the entire county. If the resources that can be compiled by the community attached to this school were not enough to keep it from having to shut down for two weeks after only kindergarten and first grade students returned, then it means that ANY school in the system of the state can be easily affected by COVID.
Notice that it says “after officials learned of five self-reported cases of COVID-19 in individuals associated with the school.”
SELF-REPORTED and ASSOCIATED are operative words.
What does it mean to be associated with a school? Student? Parent? Teacher? Teacher Assistant? Administration? Bus Driver? Cafeteria? Janitorial? Volunteer?
And exactly how many “self-reported” cases actually make it to the “Dashboard” set up by the same school board that is using a reopening plan based on “anecdotal” data?
My school system needs a plan based on more than that.
A petition has been set up to ask my school system to “MAKE A PLAN” based on more concrete information and an emphasis on safety and streamlining data.
If you are associated with the WSFCS system or invested in it in any way, consider watching the video and signing the petition.