Do you think teachers and school staff should be able to choose whether or not to work at a school site when face-to-face classes resume?

COVID-19 AND THE REOPENING OF SCHOOL

Name _______________________________

EEXX 509

COVID-19 AND THE REOPENING OF SCHOOL

The decision to open public schools for students in KDG through grade 12 in Florida and around the nation has become very politically charged and controversial. Based on what you have heard, read, and think about the issue, answer the following questions. There are no right or wrong answers.

1. Although public education is a “state right” constitutionally, do you think that the federal government should make a decision regarding opening schools for all states? Why or why not.

2. Governor DeSantis is allowing each school district to decide on a reopening plan? Do you agree with this? Why or why not.

3. If you were the Superintendent of MDCPS, with whom would you consult with to assist you in your reopening plan?

4. Are you in favor of opening public schools on August 24, 2020? Why or why not?

5. What type of plan do you think is best?

· 5 days face-to-face

· Hybrid (some face-to-face and some virtual learning)

· 5 days full-time virtual learning

6. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each plan

· 5 days face-to-face

· Hybrid (some face-to-face and some virtual learning

· 5 days full-time virtual learning

7. Do you think teachers and school staff should be able to choose whether or not to work at a school site when face-to-face classes resume?

8. What would be some options if more parents choose to have their children physically attend school then teachers and school staff?

9. What do you think are parents’ main concern(s) with face-to-face attendance and what can the schools do to minimize those concern(s)?