Ann Arbor teachers, parents have wide range of opinions on transition to in-person classes
ANN ARBOR, MI — Following the announcement of a March return to the classroom in a hybrid learning format, Ann Arbor Public Schools parents and teachers are feeling a wide range of emotions about how the final months of the school year will play out. “We are hopeful that will happen, and that vaccine availability will align with the proposed phased-in return dates for various AAPS staff,” Klein said. Under the approved plan, preschool, young fives and kindergarten students will start in the hybrid learning format first on March 25, along with small groups of students most in need of in-person learning in grades 6-12. Middle and high school students also will begin a phased-in return to the hybrid format on April 12. READ MORE:In-person learning coming to Ann Arbor Public Schools in MarchAnn Arbor Public Schools hopeful return to in-person learning will help ‘re-establish trust’Vaccination frustration: Washtenaw County has state’s lowest percentage of vaccinated teachersmlive.com
We do not feel safe: Ann Arbor teachers voice concerns for in-person school
ANN ARBOR, Mich. As students, parents, teachers and school administrators get ready for the upcoming school year, many are concerned about the safety of returning to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among those most concerned are Ann Arbor Public School teachers, who feel unsafe about returning to their classrooms in the fall. Through a social media post on Tuesday, July 14, the Ann Arbor Education Association detailed its concerns and urged the school district to continue with remote learning. The teachers union outlined issues like physical safety of staff and students, cleaning and sanitizing practices, mask compliance, substitute teachers, access to personal protective equipment and social distancing. In summary, we are saying we do not feel safe and that there need to be more concrete protections, comprehensive protocols, and more thorough planning in place for students and for staff, the post said.