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Coronavirus Coverage

The Delaware State Education Association is calling for a virtual start to the school year as the coronavirus pandemic continues. DSEA president, Stephanie Ingram asks that at least the first six weeks of instruction be virtual. The six week time frame coincides with the end of the first marking period. “Protecting the safety of Delaware educators, students, and families requires this action,” she said. “We believe it will allow time to further evaluate the trauma caused by the virus, its impact on our student’s and educators’ mental health, the impact of the virus on the physical health of children of all ages.”

When the union surveyed its members, they found that almost 90% of educators feel its important for schools remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Although the state won’t announce a formal decision until August, Governor Carney hinted that schools will likely open under ‘the minimal to moderate’ scenario. This scenario calls for a hybrid of virtual and in-person instruction. A spokesman for the governor, Jonathon Starkey said “It’s still too early to make an informed decision about schools based on the data we have available today. Districts should continue to plan for all three scenarios.”