I guess this is the stupid part of California.
Courtesy of The Daily Mail:
California’s Orange County Board of Education has called remote learning an ‘utter failure’ and voted in favor of guidelines to reopen schools in the fall without masks or social distancing measures.
On Monday the board voted 4-to-1 to reopen district schools in time for classes that typically start in August.
However, the county’s 27 districts can decide for themselves if they ultimately want to reopen.
The conservative-leaning Board stressed the importance of confronting fears surrounding the virus.
‘Among our greatest responsibilities as adults is our responsibility to model courage and persistence in the face of uncertainty and fear, which is what many families are feeling with the mixed messages and confusion surrounding reopening of schools in the COVID-19 era,’ a statement from the vote said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Despite opposing masks and social distancing, the Board does call for temperature checks, the nightly disinfection of classrooms and the frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer.
The vote came as the state’s two largest school districts – Los Angeles and San Diego – announced that campuses will not reopen next month as coronavirus cases surge in the country, meaning students will continue with online learning.
Look I had to help facilitate online teaching March through May of the last school year, and yes it absolutely sucks.
But do you know what sucks more than online teaching? Burying dead children that’s what.
And even if this virus does not take out a significant number of children to convince the Orange Country school board they have made a huge mistake, the number of teachers that get taken out by this will ultimately force them to return to online classes.
I predict a number of Democrats being elected to the Orange County school board once this blows up in their faces.