Our School Board Refused To Mandate Masks. Now Things Are Bad. Really Bad.

Our School Board Refused To Mandate Masks. Now Things Are Bad. Really Bad.

Note: This piece was written on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Let me start by saying how much I love the public schools in our rural North Carolina county. My son has had a wonderful experience at our local elementary school, when he’s been able to attend, over the past three years. Over those same three years, I’ve worked for our district as the Spanish-language liaison. Now, let me start again by saying how much my heart is broken. Those three years have been years marked by COVID-19. My son’s kindergarten year, cut short. His first grade year, with three different teachers, a period of virtual school, six months of home schooling, two months in person. Second grade, now, defies description. I haven’t said much to anyone about what I’m witnessing. I …
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