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Should Columbia Public Schools students return to classrooms next month?

Should Columbia Public Schools students return to classrooms next month?

Yes. In-person is good for kids.

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No. The risk from COVID-19 is too great.

1

Yes. In-person is good for kids.

Should Columbia Public Schools students return to classrooms next month?
8 Comments
Teresa H. Klepac
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Teresa H. Klepac

Children are experiencing more anxiety and are losing educational ground by not being in-seat. Very few issues of children spreading COVID at any age elementary, middle or high school. parents are financially unable stay home, nor are they able to teach. CPS needs to be in person.

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Christi Harper Walsh
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Christi Harper Walsh

The mental health of our students as well as their ability to actually learn from their teachers should be a top priority of our community. It is beyond me why CPS chooses not to work toward this solution when so many communities have been able to achieve this; meanwhile our kids struggle every day.

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Kristy Biondi
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Kristy Biondi

Children are suffering. They need social interaction for their emotional well being. Depression and suicidal ideation are statistically up. Drug and alcohol use are up. Grades are falling, students are not attending zoom meetings. The current model is not sustainable.

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John Wilson
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John Wilson

Risk to kids is minimal. Schools are not significant spreaders. There is no difference in spread between countries with schools open versus closed. Many kids are home alone unsupervised.

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Mindy Wilson
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Mindy Wilson

They should have gone back a long time ago. My kids are failing every subject because of virtual learning. My oldest is having mental health problems, one of her friends even committed suicide recently. My autistic child has went backwards with socialization. Kids need to be back in school!

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Chad McLaurin
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Chad McLaurin

Kids should return to in-seat schooling only if keeping with the public safety directives on monitoring, masking, and distancing. This cannot be 100% @ 5 day/week. Priorities should be 504/IEP students, families with multiple school aged children - particularly low income or single parent households

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Ronald Davidson
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Ronald Davidson

Herd immunity WILL happen lock down or not depriving our children a decent education is not what we need to be doing. It causes undue burden on parents as well that is unnecessary.

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Amanda Harris Newman
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Amanda Harris Newman

It's what's best for ALL children in CPS.

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No. The risk from COVID-19 is too great.

Should Columbia Public Schools students return to classrooms next month?
1 Comment
Dr. Sean P. Goggins
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Dr. Sean P. Goggins

None of the CDC standards for opening school have been met. The community and state need to start following sound public health guidelines.

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Should workers who don't get the coronavirus vaccine lose their jobs?

Should workers who don't get the coronavirus vaccine lose their jobs?

Yes

1

No

0

Yes

Should workers who don't get the coronavirus vaccine lose their jobs?
1 Comment
Jamie McAtee
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Jamie McAtee

It’s the right thing to do. As a human, it is our responsibility to protect others from this Virus. It’s been proven safe and effective in preventing serious disease. The longer the pandemic goes on the more virulent the virus will become. It’s up to each of us to do our part.

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No

Should workers who don't get the coronavirus vaccine lose their jobs?
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Should cameras be barred from hearings in the Elledge murder case?

Should cameras be barred from hearings in the Elledge murder case?

Yes

1

No

0

Yes

Should cameras be barred from hearings in the Elledge murder case?
1 Comment
Max DeYoung
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Max DeYoung

There should be no distractions. He needs a fair and unbiased trial, then found guilty.

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No

Should cameras be barred from hearings in the Elledge murder case?
0 Comments
No one has commented yet
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