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MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Some mother and father mentioned the three-week in-school summer time program the Marion County Faculty District is beginning will assist them get a greater thought of what faculty will appear like come fall. Others are nonetheless very nervous about sending their kids again to high school, saying the plan could be very broad.
“It is probably not clear minimize. You both ship them to high school or preserve them on-line. In doing so, you will lose a part of the varsity. Not simply the social, however educational programs,” mentioned father or mother April Russell.
Russell has a 14 year-old son who shall be beginning highschool in August. She mentioned he’s a part of a novel AP program that provides specialty programs for JROTC.
“If we decide on-line they (faculty district) received’t be capable to inform me if they’ll do this monitor,” Russell mentioned.
So she mentioned she needed to make the troublesome determination to enroll him in conventional studying. However not each father or mother has that choice.
“My children have Alport’s Syndrome so it’s actually a tough determination, as a result of I can ship them, but when they get this virus it’s a risk they’ll want a kidney transplant manner sooner that what is important,” mentioned father or mother Jill Berry.
Berry has three school-aged kids who’re extra susceptible to catching the virus. Considered one of her daughters is heartbroken she received’t be capable to begin the sixth grade together with her associates.
“She mentioned, ‘I nonetheless wish to go, I nonetheless wish to go.’ I’m like, ‘It’s not value it. Do you wish to be sick? Do you wish to be on dialysis?’ She mentioned, ‘No however i wish to be round my associates,’” Berry mentioned.
The largest subject for Berry is that face coverings are usually not required in school rooms, except college students are in conditions the place they cannot socially distance.
The Marion County Faculty District confirmed Information 6 one of many elementary faculty school rooms and the way the setup shall be like for the summer time time period. The desks are spaced out, and every pupil shall be utilizing their very own supplies.
The district will not have an thought of what number of college students shall be in every class till registration ends. It additionally modified a part of its reopening plan, permitting college students who register for on-line studying to take part in on-campus extracurricular actions like athletics and golf equipment.
Berry mentioned her children shall be utilizing the web platform a minimum of for the primary semester so she will see how the reopening plan is carried out.
“I’m not enthusiastic about doing residence faculty once more. I’ve high-risk children. I’d slightly do frequent core math and hate life than take care of a baby on dialysis,” Berry mentioned.
As a reminder, mother and father in Marion County have till Wednesday to decide on how their kids will transfer ahead with faculty beginning in August.
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