Parent Angst Building Over School Closures, Wake County Group Calls for ‘Immediate Action’ from Wake Board of Education

RALEIGH – More parents around the state are calling on their county boards of education to get on with reopening schools; or, at the very least, settle on a plan to reopen the schools in the near future.

While parents in Charlotte have filed lawsuits, a group called Wake County Families to Safely Reopen Schools has formed and is calling for immediate action from the county school board. Wake County, originally choosing ‘Plan B’ to have a mix of in-person and remote instruction, backtracked under pressure from teachers associations and the NCAE to forego any in-person instruction at all.

In a news release, the group took a cordial approach to request set plans for returning to school:

“Among the school reopening choices outlined by Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Plan B allows North Carolina students to return to classrooms in a blend of in-person and virtual instruction. Accordingly, Wake County Families to Safely Reopen Schools respectfully requests that the Wake County Board of Education (the “School Board”) finalize a clear plan to reopen schools under Plan B no later than Oct. 1 and that schools reopen no later than Oct. 22. ​

Wake County Families to Safely Reopen Schools believes in the Wake County Public School System, our school administrators, and our teachers. We believe that our community is strong and that we can create a public-private partnership to return students and teachers to schools safely, consistent with The Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit (K-12). Most important, we believe that there is no replacement for in-person student-teacher interaction within the school building. We believe that our students deserve and are legally entitled to this education. […]”

The group went on to call Wake County’s response to the pandemic inconsistent, citing the constant changing of reopening dates and the now open-ended anti-plan for reopening.

While some school board members waffle, saying they’re waiting for guidelines from the State (they already have them), others say they cannot afford to wait any longer to put kids back in the schools. Yet, the kids are not the primary concern for the power players involved in this decision. Instead, it is the wannabe teachers unions, the radical Leftists at the NCAE and the Wake NCAE, that are holding kids hostage to unwarranted hysteria.

These parents and taxpayers seem to be fed up with it, seeing their kids suffer needlessly. Wake County Families to Safely Reopen Schools Since was created on August 26, and has since accumulated more than 1,500 members and is steadily growing.

If you are a public school parent in Wake County and would like to join their efforts, you can find more information on Facebook.

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