What if school administrators were so stupid that they thought taping off plastic barriers between desks in children’s classrooms was a good idea. Wait…they are that stupid. North Carolina’s state government has already announced plans to make elementary school kids wear masks, as stupid as that sounds. And, despite the fact that children are at so little risk for the coronavirus, Arizona schools are actually planning to tape off desks with plastic partitions.
Many parents are wondering how schools could look different if they reopen in the fall.
The Pima County superintendent toured a charter school today.
The principal of Da Vinci Tree Academy invited Dustin Williams to look at a preliminary model that follows CDC guidelines.
Williams says, “I saw the partitions up and I said, Whoa. I haven’t seen a model like that. This is one of the first models I’ve seen in class. But I have to accept we’re in unprecedented times and safety has to be paramount for everybody.”
Williams says he wants to partner with as many districts and schools as possible to share strategies of best safety models when classes resume.