“One of my biggest concerns is, we see this being dragged out longer and longer to [the point] where I have the concern of — by the time my kids are ready to go in next year — is school going to be back to normal?” Oakley resident Thomas Will advised “Fox & Friends.”
Will was accompanied by Claudine Zambrana, one other involved father or mother within the metropolis.
Will stated the prolonging of school closures due to the coronavirus is a “fear a lot of parents have.” He additionally accused the school board of not “listening” to the parents.
“I think we all need to take this step back and realize how shocking it is that there’s been no real progress forward to get back to in-person learning because we see it around,” he stated. “Private schools have been back. My daughter goes to a private preschool. She’s been in in-person learning.”
The president and three different members of the Northern California school board resigned Friday after stories that they made mocking feedback about parents throughout a public video assembly about reopening schools.
The resignation of President Lisa Brizendine of the Oakley Union Elementary School District was confirmed to Fox News by Schools Superintendent Greg Hetrick.
The different members — Kim Beede, Erica Ippolito and Richie Masadas — who represent the remainder of the board, resigned later Friday, FOX 2 of the Bay Area reported.
Hetrick had issued an apology Thursday for what he described as board members’ “truly inappropriate comments,” which were made throughout a digital assembly Wednesday. A gaggle printed a video of the assembly that confirmed board members complaining about parents wanting teachers to return to school rooms.
Highlighting that he has seen kids bear “virtual schooling” and “virtual recess with an adult overseeing the activity,” Will stated that public colleges ought to have discovered a solution to make school work throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
“Why isn’t a public school going back? I think that video shows why. Not because we can’t, but, because we have a school board that doesn’t have the interest of kids at their heart and they don’t want the feedback from parents,” Will stated.
Will went on to say, “And we’re not going back to school because we can’t we’re going back to school because no one really wants to make the effort because we’ve seen it elsewhere.”
Fox News’ Brie Stimson, Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.