Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-04-30 19:46:52 –
Colorado Springs — A group of parents in Colorado Springs District 11 is upset after the district has returned some schools to distance learning. They say it robs their students of their experience and affects their mental health.
Related groups gathered outside the D11 administration building on Friday to express their dissatisfaction. A D11 spokesperson said the decision to return to distance learning at some schools was made as a precautionary measure due to the increase in cases of COVID-19. According to the El Paso County Health Department, more than 37% of current active outbreaks occur in schools from kindergarten to high school.
“Every place, every district is different. And it was challenging to call these things because they may not be looking at the numbers we are looking at. I don’t want to cancel No, but we’re moving forward and rescheduling, “said Danhof, executive director of D11 School Leadership.
Senior Elizabeth Gunper of Coronado High School was one of about 20 people demonstrating on Friday. Gunper said she was upset because her school choir concert was cancelled.
“To know that it was canceled and we never do it, and the work we did was meaningless-it’s very disappointing,” she said.
Other Coronado High School seniors, including Tyler Wright, joined the gunper.
“That’s certainly a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Well, this year is my 4th grade, you’re in a year, and this current shutdown allows me to learn face-to-face for another day. “I will.” Wright said.
Shannon Rogers hosted the event, emphasizing that it was not a protest against wearing a mask.
“The administration has come-and they weren’t in school-and robbed everything, and we want our kids to have choices,” she said.
D11 said he hopes to return to face-to-face learning by May 10 and plans to proceed with his graduation. This is a difficult decision.
“We know there is light at the end of the tunnel and there are many events that the family is looking forward to, so we ask them to patent,” said D11 Chief Communications. Officer Debra Ashby said.
Hoff added that the situation varies from school to school and that certain rules must be met for students to return to the classroom.
“We want to consider quarantine for about 20% of the face-to-face student population, with these numbers declining and essentially falling below the five positive protocols,” Hoff said.
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