Across the country, a debate is raging about whether it’s safe to reopen schools this fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In Newark, Superintendent Roger León has promised that classrooms will be safe for students and teachers as schools follow the latest health guidelines. The district has even started testing out the new safety measures at two summer school sites, where students and staffers are wearing face masks and desks are spaced 6 feet apart.
Meanwhile, some parents and teachers have said they’re worried about the health risks of in-person learning and plan to opt for virtual classes this fall.
Chalkbeat wants to hear from parents, students, and school staff: Do you think it’s safe to reopen school buildings? Share your thoughts and questions below.