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Palm Beach County teachers union wants virtual learning to continue when school year begins

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Duration: 01:50s - Published
Palm Beach County teachers union wants virtual learning to continue when school year begins

Palm Beach County teachers union wants virtual learning to continue when school year begins

What will schools look like in August?

The union which represents Palm Beach County public school teachers is hoping the district will delay in-person classes from starting at the beginning of the school year.

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SCHOOOLS LOOK LIKE COMEAUGUST?

THE UNION WHICHREPRESENTS PALM BEACH COUNTYPUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, ISHOPING THE DISTRICT WILL DELAYIN-PERSON CLASSES FROMSTARTING AT THE BEGINNING OFTHE SCHOOL YEAR.

WPTVNEWSCHANNEL FIVE'S TANIAROGERS EXPLAINS WHY.<< THE SCOLLY KIDS AREENJOYING THEIR WEEK AT A WATERSPORTS CAMP... MAKING THE BESTOF THEIR SUMMER DURING THEPANDEMIC.

"LIKE RIGHT NOW THEKIDS ARE IN CAP AND THEY'VEGOT THE SEPARATED INTO THREEGROUPS OF 8 KIDS AND I FEELSAFE." BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, THENEW SCHOOL YEAR WILL BEGIN.THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PALMBEACH COUNTY PLANS TO STARTSCHOOL AUGUST 10TH.

"I JUSTFEEL LIKE THE KIDS JUST NEEDTO BE IN SCHOOL THEY NEED THATINTERACTION WITH THEIRTEACHERS.

THEY DON'T WANT TOLEARN FROM THEIR PARENTS.

ANDAT LEAST MINE DON'T." BUT THECLASSROOM TEACHERS ASSOCIATIONSAYS TEACHERS ARE CONCERNEDABOUT BEING IN THE CLASSROOMIN AUGUST BECAUSE OF THEPANDEMIC.

THE PRESIDENT OF THEUNION SENT THE SCHOOL DISTRICTAN EMAIL WITH HIS CONCERNS."WE ARE IN A DIFFICULT SPOTBECAUSE EVEN WHEN YOU REDUCETHE STUDENT POPULATION ANDTHOSE WHO CHOSE NOT TO COMEBACK ON CAMPUS, YOU STILL HAVENUMBERS THAT EXCEED ALLRECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CDC."THE SCHOOL DISTRICT RELEASEDTHIS STATEMENT... "THEDISTRICT IS CURRENTLYANALYZING THE RESULTS OF TWOLARGE SCALE REOPENING OFSCHOOLS SURVEYS FROM PARENTSAND EMPLOYEES, AND APPRECIATESFEEDBACK FROM THE CLASSROOMTEACHERS ASSOCIATION AS WELL.""KATZ HOPES THE SCHOOLDISTRICT WILL DISCUSS HISSUGGESTION DURING THEIR SCHOOLBOARD WORKSHOP ON WEDNESDAY.""I THINK THAT MY WISHES ANDTHE WISHES OF MOST TEACHERSARE THAT THEY PLAN FORRE-OPENING CAMPUSES, THAT THEYSET A TIMELINE FOR VIRTUALSCHOOL TO START ON THE 10TH.AND SHORTLY THEREAFTEREVALUATE THE CONDITION INSOCIETY." TANIA ROGERS, WPTV,NEWSCHANNEL FIVE.




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