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WEAC asks for state-mandated return to school standards; Gov. Evers prefers local control approach

by | Nov 19, 2020 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue

The state’s largest teachers union is calling for the state to mandate “return to school” criteria on all school districts in Wisconsin. According to NBC 26:

“On Tuesday, the WEAC called on the Department of Health Services and Governor Evers to begin following uniformed guidelines regarding when schools should reopen. It’s a request that would force all school districts to use data related to COVID-19 positive cases within their communities, to determine when a school should begin allowing students back to the classroom.”

Gov. Tony Evers was asked about this request during his COVID-19 press conference yesterday (Nov 18) where he responded that local school boards, administrators and teachers statewide were “doing their best” and there were places where in-person instruction was “frankly, working well” and that it was “a difficult thing for us to sit here and talk about it being a one answer to 420-some school districts”. See the clip courtesy of WisconsinEye.

View the WEAC letter.

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