As the State and County continue to address plans to reopen schools this fall, the Hunt District PTA recently sent letters to our state and local officials to share the Virginia PTA's Position Statement on the Reopening of Schools.
At the State level, we highlighted the need for clearly defined triggers to identify the start and end of each phase for planning purposes, emergency state funding to enable school divisions to safely reopen schools, new flexible sick/leave policies, and improved access to childcare to support our families and staff.
At the local level, we highlighted the need for clear communication regarding instruction and cleaning protocols, guaranteed flexible scheduling options for staff with high risk health conditions, access to high speed internet access for all students, and improved access to childcare.
In addition, we also sent a letter to Superintendent Dr. Wiiliams, LCPS senior staff, and the School Board with a list of unanswered questions gathered from PTA leaders throughout the County. We emphasized the importance of transparent communication utilizing multiple platforms and translation services to effectively relay all information to the community.
To all of our wonderful community advocates...keep asking questions, proposing solutions, and making your voices heard! While we are currently faced with so many obstacles and unknowns, your efforts, in partnership with our elected officials and school division leaders, will create the best possible outcome for our students, families, and staff.
The next LCPS School Board meeting is scheduled for July 21, 2020. Agendas are posted in Board Docs the Friday before. Be sure to tune in.