Students and educators have been left to deal with Governor Sununu’s failed leadership on safely reopening our schools. We have continuously maintained that schools should open, but only if they can open safely.
This past Monday, consistent with our Principles for Reopening, NEA-NH called for remote learning until October as the safest and least disruptive method to restart education in a pandemic.
With any in-person learning it is not a question of keeping the virus out; it is a question of how much virus will you allow in before you must close again. Anticipating student, staff, and community contagion upticks, we asked the Governor for his Plan B; What to do when the virus entered our schools. He has not responded.
Now, what we feared, and what the Governor ignored, has happened: a positive test result for the virus in a New Hampshire school district.
NEA-NH renews its call for remote learning until October and for the governor tells us his plan to deal with sick students and staff in our schools statewide. How many students and educators must get sick before he acts?