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Spokane School Boards, Superintendents and Dr. Bob Lutz : OPEN SPOKANE SCHOOLS!
RETURN SPOKANE COUNTY STUDENTS TO SCHOOL!It is a true injustice to deny Washington State students the right to a proper in-person education. The medical and scientific facts in the United States and around the world, support providing in-person instruction for our kids. The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics are among many, all support providing in-person instruction. The social, emotional and physical toll of not having students back in classrooms far outweighs the perceived risk of Covid-19. Denying in-person instruction will severely impact those children with learning and physical disabilities. Denying in-person instruction will disproportionally harm students living on the margins in our community and will quickly widen the academic achievement gap.
Please sign this petition and let our voices be heard throughout Spokane County that we demand a choice for parents. A choice for in-person instruction and virtual learning.
To Spokane School Boards, Superintendents and Dr. Bob Lutz:
We, the undersigned, believe that education is essential for the growth, health, and advancement of the youth of Spokane. With only a virtual option provided, too many parents are being faced with an impossible situation, choose between either educating their children or continuing to work to provide for their families. Regardless of socio or economic positions, every parent deserves educational options for their children, both online AND in person. It is the responsibility of our educational and civic leaders to provide creative options for how every student in Spokane can have access to quality, effective, engaging education.
We are inviting teachers, educators, parents, and any other community members that care about the children of our city to join us in advocating for a safe in person option in our school districts this fall. By signing below, you are showing your support for parents to be given a choice, to have educational options that consider the mental, emotional and physical well being of our children through an in-person option in addition to virtual learning.