Florence School District 1 Parent, Community Members, Employees COVID-19 Questions

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  • If children have not been tested, how do we know they will be safe to return?
  • If there is a need for online school, how will the student without Wi-Fi get
    serviced?
  • The District knew all last year that budget time was coming, so why did our
    district need to pass a continuing resolution, in regard to the budget for the
    millage?
  • What are the plans to provide services for exceptional needs students?
  • How will social distancing work on school buses?
  • How will students be assured that those coming onto the bus are not infected?
  • Why can’t FS1 publish a virtual Q and A Webpage that is updated daily or
    throughout the week?
  • Can’t you make any days the student miss by using 3 months of Summer? These
    students need not be Guinea Pig to Political ends?
  • I believe this pandemic is a public health emergency. Let’s delay opening until at
    least October and do our part in decreasing the spread so all of our children can
    return to school. Thank you!
  • If COVID precludes the children from attending school on September 8, 2020,
    what are the contingencies?
  • When the Montessori program phase out at North Vista how will it affect the
    school? The school will then become 100% African American (AA).
  • How can the district feel it’s safe for the children to return to school but don’t want
    to have an in-person board meeting?
  • What data/info does O’Malley have on the MSI-C that is affecting children (20+
    under) that have been exposed to COVID?
  • Can you clarify the school calendar with early start date and the impact of COVID
    How is the A/B cohort when going to work with Williams and IB since they are on
    an A/B schedule?
  • How does virtual education impact high school students’ eligiblity
  • There are students with special disabilities, will the board allow a student to
    transfer to any other school in FSD1 due to many complaints of the student being
    bullied, discriminated, against, retaliation, and denied rights to free public
    education?
  • If a parent chooses virtual for their child. How does that affect the child doing
    high school spirit?
  • How do you settle lawsuits if someone gets infected with COVID at school?
  • When will parents see a plan that is well defined to make a decision, whether or
    not they will send their children back this year?
  • Will students be allowed to use water bottles in the classroom?
  • Will there be a place on registration if I want my children to have all virtual classes
    and courses or do I have the right to keep them home if I don’t send them on
    A&B day and how will I know?
  • There needs to be another survey given by an outside group of parents
    Will FSD1 be giving parents an option as to their kids going to school physically
    or virtually?
  • What happen to the day care that was suppose to be provided to all FSD1
    parents the superintendent presented back in February or March?
  • Why parents can’t have the option for their children to do virtual school?
  • If parents decide to keep their children home and deem it’s not safe for their
    children to return what are the consequences?
  • Will parents have to sign a coronavirus wavier?
  • Will students who have to quarantine for 10 days be marked absent? Will they be
    provided homebound instruction?
  • Can you explain police protection for O’Malley, and who pays for it? Does he
    have this protection 24/7? How much is this costing the district?
  • Will students who have to quarantine for 10 days be marked absent? Will they be
    provided homebound instruction?
  • Are they going to out-source teachers for IB Virtual learning?
  • Who gets selected for the parent committee?
  • If they need to form the teacher and parent committee, does this mean there was
    no feedback nor input from teachers and parents?
  • Where is the data from the survey?
  • If O’Malley cannot give his source for coronavirus data, then he should not give it
    out as facts because facts do lie, lies do figure. People are going to ask for
    freedom of information about this data. Anyone can put data in any document to
    support what you want.
  • Why wasn’t the survey data provided as part of the superintendent’s
    presentation?
  • Why don’t you give out information without reflecting your personal biased
    opinions about the services students will receive? We all know face-to-face
    instruction is best for everyone, but the comments made for other option is
    directed negatively towards FCSD1 teachers. I have no complaints about our
    teachers teaching direct or virtual. We do not monetary pay them enough, and I
    appreciate their service. They are the best! There will be no one plan fits all. I
    know you will be criticized, but do be cognizant of our teachers. Thanks!
  • Don’t you think which choice a parent selects that they think their child is getting
    a good education? It is our job to make sure that happens.
  • Do we have a district Virtual Academy position?
  • If a student is in virtual, how and when can they change to face to face if they
    want to change after a being in virtual? If a student is face to face, how and when
    can they go to virtual if they decide they want to change from face to face if they
    feel unsafe being in a class?
  • Did you hear 85 babies all under the age of one tested positive for Coronavirus in
    Texas?
  • Why hasn’t the district hosted virtual meetings to get input from more parents?
  • The makeup of task groups should reflect the community, how can individuals
    volunteer? There should be representation from each of the school board
    members areas to ensure equitable representation.
  • Will hazardous pay be provided to the custodians and bus drivers?
  • Will additional compensation be given to cafeteria workers?
  • Are you making virtual students come to school face to face for at least 1 day?
  • How regular will employees/students be tested? Will the nurse administrator
    COVID-19 test at the school? Will it be required? Will students’ temperature be
    taken prior to riding on the bus?
  • If Florence 1 School District does an A day B day will the students at home on
    opposite days be brought a free lunch? Since we’ve gone to year-round will the
    parents also get FREE childcare as they discussed I think in February for this
    upcoming school year? What accommodations has the district task force come
    up with to assist parents who have no one to watch their children on the days
    they’re supposed to work from home? Will anyone assist the special needs
    students? If a child starts one way and then changes to the other learning style
    but needs to switch again because it’s not working either then what will the
    district do to help students? If teachers with health issues can’t be in person but
    aren’t really good at online learning what is the backup plan and vice versa for in
    person teachers? Will there be a video recording while the teachers teach on A
    day so the B day students can see it and if the A day students didn’t get it the first
    time they can review it? Will ALL staff be responsible for continuous cleaning and
    disinfecting the classes etc. during the school day? Will the teachers move class
    to class or the students in the lower levels? Will extra homebound assistance be
    given to families that may have an intellectually challenged or illiterate guardian
    or (like myself) can’t maneuver all over the internet and trouble shoot issues that
    arise with these Chromebooks? Will the Child Find program still assess for 3 and
    4-year-old students to attend this fall?
  • What is the Mental Health Plan and support for our students? The plan does not
    mention Pee Dee Mental Health support for all students.
  • Nurses: Are we supplying nurses with N95 masks. They need to wear shields or
    goggles as well. 1. Will they have hazmat suits like hospital nursing staff? 2. Will
    nurse hours be longer? 3. If so how will they be compensated? 4. What will we
    do if nurses get exposed? Do we want them to still report to work even if they are
    asymptomatic? 4. Do we have enough nurses in the pool? 5. What happens to
    children who are sick and have no transportation home? What happens if a kid
    gets sick on the bus i.e. vomiting? How do we treat students who are on the bus?
    Do we automatically send them home? Does the bus driver get sent home as
    well?
  • What is the plan for special needs students?
  • What is the plan for transferring students?
  • 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?
  • How many more people are going to die, that otherwise would not have if we had
    stayed home longer?
  • 30% of the teachers in the US are over 50. About 16% of the total deaths in the US are
    people between the ages of 45-65. We are choosing to put our teachers in danger.

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