MOBILE, Ala (WALA )– It has actually been more than 3 months since schools were shut down and kids were sent out home since of COVID-19, today in just hours Alabama is set to announce modifications in the upcoming academic year.
The specific guidelines and suggestions from the state superintendent will be announced on Friday, but whatever is said will impact thousands of students and their parents along the Gulf Coast.
“Mobile County Public Schools will be prepared,” said Superintendent Chresal Threadgill. “We have several plans that we will execute no matter what the state superintendent chooses. So, we will be prepared and prepared.”
The roadmap to reopening schools has not been officially revealed, but Alabama superintendents have been provided a sneak peek of
what to anticipate. Mobile County’s top teacher not providing any tips. “They set certain borders and offered us standards, however that was practically it,” Threadgill said.
Some states across the nation have currently announced their standards to getting schools back open. In South Carolina, buses will operate at just under 50 % capacity. In Illinois, a mask will be required for trainees and staff. In Massachusetts, desks ought to be spaced 6 feet apart when possible, however 3 feet is the minimum separation. In Louisiana, trainees will be looked for signs and get their temperature levels taken when they get to school.
Locally, individuals are divided on the go back to class.
“It’s too simple in the house,” stated James Singley. “So I do not believe they’ll discover near as much if they stay at home.”
“I do not think I’m going to send my kids back to public school even if we do not know how the coronavirus is going to play out,” said Marisha Harris. “There’s been talk about a second wave and the numbers are steady increasing so I do not think I’m going to let my kids return to school.”
Mobile County Public Schools said its preparation includes the understanding that there will be more cases.