How some districts are trying to get anxious families back into school buildings
This summer, parents across the country are weighing whether to send their children back to in-person school. Some are anxious about old ventilation systems and how well schools will enforce social distancing. Many parents of younger students are concerned because their children can’t be vaccinated yet.
School leaders, meanwhile, are desperate to get students back. They’re worried those who stay home will miss out on important social-emotional and academic development. In some states, low, in-person enrollment can also put a school’s funding at risk.
Now, some districts are getting creative to try to win back the trust of hesitant families.
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