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.