The Monroe Federation of Teachers is surveying parents about their feelings sending students back to school in the fall

Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 11:24 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Some parents and K-12 teachers are expressing mixed opinions about having in-person classes in the fall.

Governor John Bel Edwards expressed his desire for in-person classes to resume during his press conference on Wednesday.

“I hope at least aspirationally that we all would want to see our schools back open five days a week for in-person instruction,” Edwards said.

Several people expressed their concern on KNOE’s live Facebook feed. Others said they wanted to return to the classroom and that their students are excited too.

Monroe Federation of Teachers President Sandie Lollie said that they have set up an online survey to gauge parents’ perspectives.

“They are very apprehensive about it, sure they want to go back, but [there are] too many underlying circumstances [that] will not let them be excited about sending their child back to school,” she said.

The survey will be open until Friday, July 10 at 8 a.m. Lollie said they will compile the data and present it to the state legislature and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

To see the Louisiana Department of Education’s “Strong Start 2020″ health and safety guidelines, click here.

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