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Old 08-18-2020, 06:43 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Schools opening up in person (& their staff and students) are the canaries in the coal mine. Which why I am keeping my son home. I will reevaluate in a few weeks (his school started in person yesterday).
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Old 08-18-2020, 07:01 PM
 
Location: S-E Michigan
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My wife is 61, which places her in a higher risk group for mortality from Covid. She is also a Para-Professional in the Public School system where she is assigned to work with the most academically challenged and violence/assault prone students.

After 25 years in the job, hardly ever taking a day off, she has enough Personsal Days banked to take a Medical Risk or Personal Leave for the entire 2020/2021 School Year.

School starts in two weeks, she has not yet been notified of her classroom assignment for the coming year, and has not decided what her course of action will be.

Schools will be starting in a Virtual Mode (alI students at home), but the District's goal is to be in Hybrid Mode (students in the classroom 2 days per week and virtual from home 3 days per week) within a month.
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Old 08-18-2020, 07:14 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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The J.O. Combs Unified School District in Arizona canceled plans to reopen on Monday, August 17, after widespread backlash from teaching staff.

"Due to these insufficient staffing levels, schools will not be able to reopen on Monday as planned," Superintendent Gregory A. Wyman said in a Friday statement.

https://news.yahoo.com/arizona-schoo...120544783.html
I do not blame them.
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Old 08-18-2020, 07:17 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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This will contribute to the end of the public school system.
Parents are having to find alternatives to their childrens education because teachers won't go back to school.
They will not pay for those and also fund public schools. At least not for long.
Public schools have been failing children for some time anyway.Good time for big change.
That is BS. These teachers are correct to fear for their lives.

We have a pandemic. No cure. No vaccination. A year without school will not kill our children.

COVID -19 can and will.
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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A year without school will not kill our children.
A year? Seriously? We may have one or more vaccines by December 2020. There is no reason to think we need to quarantine all children in the country for a year.

And since you brought it up, a year without school will kill our children. How many children are suffering physical, sexual, and emotional abuse or neglect right now? Being out of contact with mandated reporters such as teachers, the abuse continues. It's killing children. Not the children of wealthy two-parent families, but poor children in trailer parks and ghettoes everywhere. Please consider the children.
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Old 08-19-2020, 07:34 AM
 
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Being out of contact with mandated reporters such as teachers, the abuse continues. It's killing children. Not the children of wealthy two-parent families, but poor children in trailer parks and ghettoes everywhere. Please consider the children.
If that were a REAL Concern of US (It is not -- as it is dumped as an additional duty upon mandated reporters, instead of handled directly), we would handle this very real problem Upfront -- not maybe-so, maybe-no, half-assed, after-the-fact mandatory reporter system.

US >>>


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RybNI0KB1bg
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Old 08-19-2020, 08:21 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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well – that’s a little over-drama for the reality.

Let me first say: COVID kills people. It does. And it’s contagious. It is.

But on an individual basis – on person at a time – your risk is very – very – low. As a teacher, there must be dozens of things you can catch from children that are (and always were) more likely to kill you can COVID. Even salmonella from the café food is more deadly than COVID. Teachers did indeed sign up for death on the job, in the form of flu, mumps, measles, malaria, hepatitis, gunshots, and many others. Always a risk. Always. The problem with COVID is the sheer number of sick people – not the “deadly-ness.” Lots of things are more deadly. As a child – the risk is greater to be injured or die in the car on the way there than to get seriously ill or die of COVID.

As a large group – it’s a problem. Why? We don’t have enough hospital beds to support an entire sick community. And a very efficient way to infect your entire community on the same day is to send a few super spreader asymptomatic TEACHERS to the classroom, so 30 or so kids can transport it at once to mom and dad and gramma. One kid – one teacher – one time – odds are quite low. 30 kids – one teacher over and over again – eh, greater odds. We’re going to see lots of closures and quarantines. But this is “baked in” as just another step on the way to getting most folks slowwwwly infected. Your odds of avoiding forever are near zero.

But – as I said – on an individual basis, there is no need to over-react. The odds of you – personally – getting seriously ill or dying because of school are very – very – low.
Very good post, which I will rep if I can. Again asymptomatic thread is a thing, but I'm guessing only with very close contact. I doubt that one asymptomatic, non-coughing teacher can spread the virus to a whole classrrom.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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If that were a REAL Concern of US ... we would handle this very real problem Upfront -- not maybe-so, maybe-no, half-assed, after-the-fact mandatory reporter system.
OK, I'm listening -- "Handle it up front", in what way?
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:32 AM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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Very good post, which I will rep if I can. Again asymptomatic thread is a thing, but I'm guessing only with very close contact. I doubt that one asymptomatic, non-coughing teacher can spread the virus to a whole classrrom.
That's right..you are GUESSING. Reality may be a completely different story.
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Old 08-19-2020, 09:36 AM
 
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OK, I'm listening -- "Handle it up front", in what way?
Your question is how to handle preventative Health and Welfare checks on 100% of US Children -- totally independent of schools, churches, civic organizations, and other second hand sources?
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