The Alabama Education Association has revealed its plan on charting a roadmap for reopening schools in the districts maintaining staff safety, work-life balance and hygiene. The 50-page “Roadmap to Reopening Schools” has taken into purview technical specifications construed specifically for school administrators.
“We want to make sure the districts are providing all of their employees who need it protective equipment, masks, hand sanitizers, whatever the case may be,” said Jesse McDaniel, Alabama Education Association.
Dr. Eric Mackey, Alabama State School Superintendent, is keen on encouraging districts to commence their academic year although there is not any date created till now. Additionally, schools are permitted to decide on reopening and closing their buildings throughout the academic year.
“This will be the most difficult school year that we have ever faced,” admitted Dr. Mackey.
Although the state is looking forward to implement traditional classroom learning, parents apprehensive of sending children to schools can opt for online classes.
“We know many challenges lie ahead, but it is the intention of the [Alabama State Department of Education ] that all schools reopen this fall under the following guiding principles,” commented the state education department.
Mackey has also agreed to continue with some extracurricular activities within school premises by strict adherence to wearing masks, sanitizing frequently and maintaining social distancing.
The purpose of the Roadmap remains to “work with each local school district to ensure students and educators have what they need to be safe and successful.”