It is not every day that I agree with our governor, but today is one of those days. Recently, he stated that our schools should begin to reopen and with the recent announcement that teachers and childcare workers can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, I believe it is imperative that our schools reopen as soon as possible.
I recently signed a letter at the request of parents in the Lake Washington School District in asking the school board to open schools in their district.
To read that letter, click here.
Additionally, as of March 1, COVID-19 cases are now at level where in-person learning is recommended for all K-12 students (see map below). The data shows that we have the ability to safely reopen our schools safely.
At last check, Washington ranked 47th in the country for children in the classroom and that’s just public school, in almost all private schools, children are in learning safely in-person.