WEAC calls on state health department to keep students, educators safe
WEAC is advocating for common-sense requirements that should be weighed when schools consider in-person learning, sending our recommendations to theWisconsin Department of Health Services in an effort to keep students and educators safe.
“WEAC would like to ensure that, as public schools make the decision around in-person or virtual classes, they answer some critically important threshold questions,” the letter states. “Additionally, educators would like to be included in planning discussions and deliberations, as only we can provide our first-hand experiences since the coronavirus pandemic began. Only we can provide the important insights about the needs of our students and how to best equip educators to meet those needs.”
Our recommendations are centered in three key areas:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Under Control in the Community;
- Protections Are in Place to Keep the Virus Under Control and Protect Students and Staff; and
- Plans Are in Place to Ensure Continuous Learning for All Students