We support open schools in Johnston County
The last year has been extremely trying on teachers, parents and most importantly, the students. The long-lasting effects of students being shut out of the schools is unknown but the signs as of now are not good. For some students school is the only place they receive sufficient nutrition, it can be a safe place from abuse and neglect, and it is the best place for them to learn, from their amazing teachers that in the last year, we have all learned how vital they are in the lives and development of our children.
It is time that we safely, and responsibly open the schools, while also giving those that choose to, the opportunity to continue with virtual learning. We as stakeholders respectfully request that the plan to open the schools continues on schedule with how the elected members of the Board of Education have previously deemed appropriate.