After allowing parents to request either all virtual learning or a hybrid model with two days a week in school, the Superintendents of both Loudoun County Public Schools and Fairfax County Public schools, are asking their school boards to approve all virtual learning when schools open at a delayed start date in September.
More on LCPS’ request here.
Might we assume a substantial reduction in our county taxes since no schools will be open so there is no need for school administrative staff, many teachers, many ‘specialists’, school maintenance, buses, etc? Or will all school personnel be paid even those who are not working for another year? Will all those useless administrators in the huge county office buildings be paid for another year? Will the SROs (police) in the schools be paid to stay home? Will buses drivers? School librarians? Principals, Vice Principals, and Deans? Music and PE teachers? Will any elective classes be offered? If not, do those teachers still get paid? Will coaches be paid for sports students aren’t allow to play? Will band teachers be paid even though there will be no bands?
Parents and taxpayers need to let their feelings be known about this complete school shutdown and demand a refund in their county taxes.
UPDATE: On Tuesday night the Fairfax County School Board granted the Superintendent’s request and the school system will open virtually with no in class time for students. Of course the teachers and their unions are very happy.
“We are pleased FCPS is putting students and staff safety first and listening to the science, educational experts and our community by opting for a 100 percent virtual start,” the President of the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers Tina Williams said in a statement.
UPDATE 2: And just like that, the Loudoun School board approves all distance learning for the fall.