Knox County Schools parents planning a ‘sick out’

By: | August 30, 2021

Some Knox County Schools parents are planning to keep their students home en masse to put pressure on local and state educational leaders to improve COVID-19 safety protocols.

Eric Moore is a parent who is helping organize the “sick out” to force administrators to follow guidance from the Knox County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and create a more robust virtual experience for students who are home sick or quarantined.

“What we really need to be doing is listening to our public health experts at the CDC and the American Association of Pediatrics and the Knox County Board of Health. And, so, you know, what I would like to see is for Knox County schools to make a commitment to following the best practice guidelines as delineated by those organizations,” he told Knox News.

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