Are you sending your kids to school?

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by texasraider, Jul 14, 2020.

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School or nah

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    23.1%
  3. Still Undecided

    31.8%
  1. texasraider

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    I don't have kids :smug: but am curious what everyone is thinking
     
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  2. ned's head

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    Daycare here, but he's not going back until there's a vaccine. I think I'd feel the same way if he was in school.
     
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  3. blind dog

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    Yes. My wife is a teacher and will be required to be in classroom 5 days a week so just waiting for us to all get virus!
     
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  4. blind dog

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    hey everyone laugh at this guy that has never had sex!
     
  5. Redav

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    Probably but going through a few options first. I'm hoping better judgement prevails and there is no in person school this fall. Even if schools open I don't see how they'll stay open
     
  6. Boo MFer!

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    Why did you select yes then?
     
  7. Bruce Wayne

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    Same here
     
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  8. texasraider

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    At least I don’t have kids lol
     
  9. 40wwttamgib

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    RIP Grandma and Grandpa

    SMH
     
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  10. buckwild

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    Sent her back to daycare this morning for the first time since early March...felt good. So, yes for daycare.
     
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  11. Iron Mickey

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  12. herb.burdette

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    I have kids in three different schools. All are scheduled to go back. All the schools have mask requirements and other measures for virtual learning on staggered schedules of live/virtual days.

    We upgraded our home WiFi and related zoom camera/other equipment so that all three are prepared when the disruptions occur.

    I hate to be a pessimist, but it’s difficult for me to see how this works.

    All schools have a 2-5 day shut down and clean rule if there is a confirmed case.

    Ohio also is rating counties based upon individual spike and risk. Two of our schools are in Hamilton County, which would be prohibited from opening at all under current rating.
     
  13. Z

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    Yes.

    I appreciate what teachers (including my wife) did to make virtual learning possible, but there was simply no comparison to that and real school. Our school is taking a ton of precautions. Obviously you can't eliminate the risk, and there's going to be virus flare-ups. I accept that. We will take all the additional precautions we can, but I think young kids need in-person learning and the social experiences. Our pediatrician is normally very very cautious, but she recommends it as well.
     
  14. dtx

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    better keep your kids away from your parents for an entire year if you send them to school
     
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  15. electronic

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    Sucks that parents around the country are going have this impossible choice, and how many have the choice foist upon them. Poor students are going to be the ones most negatively affected by either situation - home learning they fall behind because of lack of resources; attending school they are more likely to be affected by the virus.


    While I don’t know that any President could’ve made this situation have zero risk, our President has absolutely fostered the unbelievable risk that we now face.


    This country sucks.
     
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  16. AbeFroman

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    Have a 7 year old and 4 year old. Wife working from home and I have a small business that just started up a year ago. In short, this will be one of the most anxiety ridden decisions I've ever made and as of right now, I have no fucking clue what we'll do.

    I also know there are people in worse situations making this decision. My heart goes out to them.
     
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  17. Fusiontegra

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    Had the discussion this weekend and came to the same conclusion as most. My wife is a teacher and I work from home(while I'm not traveling) but I simple can't do my job and provide him a proper education at the same time.
    At 7, he also needs the social interaction.

    We're lucky that his school has small-ish class sizes(16 or so), and they'll be doing everything they can to at least limit kid's interactions to their classmates. I despise the fact we have to make the choice but it's where we're at.
     
  18. Jack Parkman

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    They are giving us 3 options

    1) back to school but with social distancing, lots of hand washing etc

    2) online

    3) mix of both with some things online and some at home

    I asked if we chose option 1 what happens when a student gets it or a teacher, just send everybody home for 14 days? The response was basically “idk”

    so we are waiting to see if there is a better plan by then because with our work schedules it would be pretty much impossible to do anything but option 1
     
  19. Redav

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    Students in Mrs Smith's class,

    Mrs Smith died so you'll be having a new teacher going forward.
     
  20. Matt Foley

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    Don’t have kids, but if I did there’s zero chance I would send them back.

    Online only or just take a gap year and rally next year IMO.
     
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  21. Snakes

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    Both my toddlers are back in daycare. It's a small school with smart owners. They take plenty of social distancing precautions and my 3 year old wears a mask with all of his classmates. (didn't think that would be possible, but they seem to all get it without any problems) We check shoes at the door and parents aren't allowed inside.

    Obviously I would love to keep them home but we have to work, and cannot do it while watching our kids. My son's behavior has improved significantly since going back to school and having friends and teachers to spend time with.
     
  22. dtx

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    you’d have to think any teachers that are 60+ would have to retire this year
     
  23. theregionsitter

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    My 1.5 year old started daycare last week

    Normal school size is 140, they have 40 now. We won the placement lottery so if we said no we’d have no idea when he could go back again so here we are
     
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  24. Redav

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    I wonder how easy or hard it will be to get subs when people get sick
     
  25. texasraider

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    So it seems everyone is sending their kids to school because they don't have time to take care of them at home?
     
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  26. kinghill

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    Two kids; 2nd grade and 6th grade.

    The reopening plan below was sent out yesterday to teachers in our county. The "stages" plan isn't clear to me. But what is clear is the plan to start kids who are at new schools (K, 1st, 6th, 9th) go to school first before anyone else.

    "More of everything you want for your child" yeah I don't know about that.

    My sister just made the decision to switch to home-schooling full-time. Unfortunately I can't do that and I'm not sure I could even handle that if I had the opportunity. So as of right now I'm rolling w/ the county's plan.

    [​IMG]
     
  27. blind dog

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    I wish we could do that but unfortunately we can't

    Decision is a lot harder when it's your life :twocents:
     
  28. Redav

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    Basically. I think more people would keep them home if they had a way to do it and keep a job.
     
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  29. BuckeyeRiot

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    He was accepted to our first choice preschool this past winter due to start this September. His sitters while I’m at work and while she works from home are her 72 year old parents. No chance we send him this fall, he’ll be 3-1/2 so waiting another year isn’t as big of a deal.
     
  30. Snakes

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    yes. we have jobs.
     
  31. Z

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    No. That's part of it, but I would do it anyway. I think their need for in-person learning and daily social interaction with other children is simply more important. I hate that the choice has to be made, but I also understand that this virus isn't going away anytime soon. I don't get their developmental years back.
     
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  32. Boo MFer!

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    A gap year? What the fuck? My 8-year-old isn’t looking for a backpacking adventure between undergrad and law school. He’s in third grade. There’s no such thing as a gap year for kids in elementary school.
     
  33. dtx

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  34. dtx

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    there’s going to be a huge shortage of teachers

    can’t imagine a bunch of people will want to sub
     
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  35. Redav

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    I've also wondered how it will work with bus drivers, lunch people, custodial staff, etc and at what point school becomes inoperable.
     
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  36. Z

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    :laugh:

    I enjoyed that. First sentence said it all.
     
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  37. Lawnole23

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    Same scenario but my wife works in the medical field. I'm in the office but could work from home if need be. However, I can't do my job and work with him on his classwork just not enough time.
     
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  38. Where Eagles Dare

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    My child will be going to daycare in October. Not really sure how I feel about it, but I'm not sure exactly what I can do with a 3 mo old at home by myself
     
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  39. Tobias

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    have him proofread your posts for grammatical errors
     
  40. herb.burdette

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    My son’s catholic grade school has class sizes between 60-80 each grade.

    They sent an email to parents last week noting that anyone with a four year degree can be a substitute teacher under Ohio law, then asked parents to sign up.

    Basically, everyone is just making up a plan as we go along.
     
  41. AHebrewToo

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    I don't understand why teachers don't organize a nationwide strike. They'll never have a better opportunity than right now.
     
  42. Redav

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    Teachers can't strike in ga
     
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  43. buckwild

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    :roll:
     
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  44. Tobias

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    feels like abbott is going to accidentally create a mass strike/walk-out through sheer incompetency
     
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  45. War Grundle

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    Our son is in VPK and we’re keeping him home and still paying tuition so we can hold his space for the spring and teach him from home. They are still giving us all the materials for each week. Luckily my wife and I can both work from home.
     
  46. SP1

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    Yeah I just don't understand how there will be *enough* teachers.
     
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  47. Baseballman86

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    My wife is a teacher so if she has to go back in-person, my son will have to go to daycare as well. No other viable options
     
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  48. Baseballman86

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    The good news is they are also doing furloughs for teachers, so she’s got to be in close proximity to 700 kids, many of whom will definitely have COVID, she’s got to enact all these new protocols that will make her job longer and more difficult, and they are going to pay her less for that. We’re crushing it here in GA
     
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  49. Hoss Bonaventure

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    There’s going to me outbreaks all the time to the point of how often do you have to keep closing the school down. They have to shut schools down for the flu and stomach viruses so once those seasons start you’re going to have a bunch of people sick, students and faculty alike. My wife showed me this from something she saw but it laid out some good questions.
    Questions for School Openings:

    • If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19 are they required to quarantine for 2-3 weeks? Is their sick leave covered, paid?

    • If that teacher has 5 classes a day with 30 students each, do all 150 of those students need to then stay home and quarantine for 14 days?

    • Do all 150 of those students now have to get tested? Who pays for those tests? Are they happening at school? How are the parents being notified? Does everyone in each of those kids' families need to get tested? Who pays for that?

    • What if someone who lives in the same house as a teacher tests positive? Does that teacher now need to take 14 days off of work to quarantine? Is that time off covered? Paid?

    • Where is the district going to find a substitute teacher who will work in a classroom full of exposed, possibly infected students for substitute pay?

    • Substitutes teach in multiple schools. What if they are diagnosed with COVID-19? Do all the kids in each school now have to quarantine and get tested? Who is going to pay for that?

    • What if a student in your kid's class tests positive? What if your kid tests positive? Does every other student and teacher they have been around quarantine? Do we all get notified who is infected and when? Or because of HIPAA regulations are parents and teachers just going to get mysterious “may have been in contact” emails all year long?

    • What is this stress going to do to our teachers? How does it affect their health and well-being? How does it affect their ability to teach? How does it affect the quality of education they are able to provide? What is it going to do to our kids? What are the long-term effects of consistently being stressed out?

    • How will it affect students and faculty when the first teacher in their school dies from this? The first parent of a student who brought it home? The first kid?
    I know Fort Bend isn’t allowing in person classes and just saw where another district is pushing back the start date to Sept. I just don’t see how they have a full school year without a ton of time where the schools are closed, lack of staff, etc.
     
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  50. BrickTamland

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    I just dropped my kids off at the pool.