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Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

Original post made on Jul 30, 2020

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to reopen their elementary campuses in person in the fall, including several on the Midpeninsula.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 30, 2020, 10:54 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Gohmert Pile
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 30, 2020 at 11:22 am

Making money the old-fashion way - by commuting to work with the kids in school - and even if unsafe for children and others - is better than doing nothing. But doing nothing is not the only alternative. Did you notice who died today from Covid-19? Herman Cain- the "9-9-9" former candidate for President who got the virus a few weeks ago at a TRUMP RALLY. Do you know what harm is done to the organs of many virus carriers who never even notice symptoms of disease? August is no time to pile children into schools with hundreds or thousands of students. But we have been taught that money talks and death is inevitable. Death and suffering and incapacity. Oh well. Have a nice day.

Posted by JR
a resident of another community
on Jul 30, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Glad to see that many schools are implementing proper measures to protect against the virus and are now ready to reopen. These kids will be getting a first-class education, unlike the kids staying home.

Posted by Stephen Foster
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jul 30, 2020 at 2:15 pm

It's a real shame that it is August 1 in 2 days and the state, county, and nation for that matter have little agreement about how to educate kids in this pandemic. The schools on the other hand know best how to safely handle their kids, and should therefore be given autonomy, especially since they are private. You want to begin protesting something different than what we've seen? Let's start marching in front of city halls demanding our kids get their lives and in-person education back.

Posted by Shut everything down.
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 30, 2020 at 4:33 pm

Everything must stop as we shelter in place, including education. That is what Sara Cody is telling us. The virus is sneaky and we are in the same situation we were in in March. So no work, no business, no schools no nothing u til we have herd immunity or a vaccine. SCC health knows what is best for all of us. We should sit quietly and obey.

Posted by Steven A.
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 30, 2020 at 5:08 pm

"Pressure from the parents?" So what? They're not doctors! We have layer upon layer on layer of health experts and educators. Homeschoolers don't know better than health experts!

Posted by School Neighbor
a resident of Slater
on Jul 30, 2020 at 11:57 pm

The arguments for socialization make sense for very young children and I can support that. However, they are less relevant for older children. And as a neighbor on a school street, I wonder about older children walking (unsupervised) to and from, and whether they will behave well with respect to virus protections. They may expose each other, their families, as well as people along their path.

Even if there was daily testing at school entries, tests are not 100% accurate, and the virus takes time to develop enough to be detected. So someone can be exposed and have the virus evolving internally, while undetected. As a result, individuals can spread the virus and there is no way to have groups with true assurance of safety.

Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Old Mountain View

on Jul 31, 2020 at 2:03 pm

Due to repeated violations of our Terms of Use, comments from this poster are automatically removed. Why?

Posted by Paul B.
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2020 at 1:01 am

Paul B. is a registered user.

I hope these measures will protect the kids. And I hope that pandemic will be over soon. I am so tired of it.

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