Flint Community School’s Will Continue With Remote Learning
Flint Community Schools have made the decision to remain closed for on-site learning and will only focus on remote learning for now, despite Governor Whitmer's recent press release.
I can understand the need to get kids back in school because I honestly feel like remote learning is causing more damage than we know right now. Studies have come out that show that kids are now testing at a lower and lower rate. the lack of a school environment tends to have negative effects on certain children. So I get it if the governor wants to push kids back to class. She even mentioned that schools will have the full support of the state health department going forward.
Even with support, Flint Schools are going the safe route.
Superintendent Kevelin Jones released the following statement:
"Flint Community Schools is committed to returning to in-person learning, but we will continue to follow the counsel of our local health experts as we have done throughout the pandemic to ensure the safety and well-being of our school community. We have developed a return to in-person learning plan that is dependent on seeing a decreasing trend line of COVID cases across our community." NBC25.com
I think continuing with remote learning is the best route right now. COVID-19 cases are on the rise as of late, more so than I've seen in a while. And the best way to combat the spread is to just stay away from other people for a while. I don't know how long the remote learning will be put in place, but as of right now, it's probably not a smart move to go back to on-site teaching.