SOMa schools etc in New York Magazine

I hope it works out well, I really do. But with the result that all students are now half-day (instead of full-day as was during full-virtual), and the Covid cases that have been reported across the opened schools just this week... it seems possible we could lose more than was hoped to be gained.

https://villagegreennj.com/schools-kids/south-orange-maplewood-school-district-covid-19-dashboard-reports-7-cases/?source=newsletter

...totals of cases at each school as of Friday evening: 3 at Marshall, 2 at Montrose, 1 at Seth Boyden and 1 at SOMS.


I don't think that article was long enough...


Here's a start for the postscript:

Citing ‘Deplorable’ Conditions and ‘Reckless Disregard’ for Safety, South Orange-Maplewood Teachers Will Not Return to Classrooms Beginning Wednesday
By Bruno J. Navarro  Jan-25-2021

https://villagegreennj.com/schools-kids/citing-deplorable-conditions-and-reckless-disregard-for-safety-south-orange-maplewood-teachers-will-not-return-to-classrooms-beginning-wednesday/

Claiming “unsafe” and “deplorable” conditions that are making learning ineffective and a “reckless disregard” for the safety of students and staff, the South Orange-Maplewood Education Association told Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor and the Board of Education in a scathing letter Monday that teachers would return to all-virtual instruction on Wednesday, just a week after the district reopened schools for limited, hybrid learning for some students....


We're getting multiple threads on this. 

So now the Board and school administration need to respond. 




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