The Education Coalition recently released a position paper regarding concerns about the COVID-19 impact on K-12 public schools.
The following issues are discussed:
The loss of instructional days, educators or prepared to rely on alienate forms of learning, but ask for flexibility in the process as not all school districts will be able to implement this.
Meal service during school closures, have an effect on the most vulnerable students her suffer from the lack of access to adequate food sources. The Education Coalition
State testing - The Coalition has asked the state to monitor and take action should the overall performance on state tests demonstrate significant decreases in outcomes, as students might not have enought instructional time.
Custodial services, local education agencies require more funding for more supplies and to pay staff, however, this does put staff at risk of exposure.
Preventative measures and communications, the coalition asks that state and local officials continue to work with school districts to keep communication consistent for students, staff and parents.
School nurses and counselors, additional support will be necessary to make sure nurses and counselors can provide the care students need.
The complete position paper is found below: