Editor’s note: Farmington Voice readers have asked that we pose one more question to Farmington Public Schools candidates: Where do you stand on sending students back into the classroom? We’re publishing responses as they are received.
There are many good reasons to provide students an opportunity to learn in-person before the availability of a widely accepted vaccine. While I’m not an expert in the measures our district should use, many other districts and private schools have figured out how to return to in-person learning well before us. If the district feels it is unsafe to return to in-person learning because of the unique impact of the virus in our district, the Board should bring that to the forefront.
That said, returning to in-person learning will only work if we have a truly viable plan that meets the needs and reflects the input of students, parents, teachers and others. It’s not clear to me that we have such a plan.