Long Island parents divided over back-to-school plans in place meant to keep children safe
Long Island parents remain divided over back-to-school plans that are meant to keep children safe when they return to the classroom in the fall.
Stefanie Werner, whose daughter is going into sixth grade in the Three Village Central School District, says she and other parents were stunned to see that the initial reopening plan was only for in-person learning.
She says wearing a face mask was initially encouraged not required. Werner says the requirement was changed once she and other parents raised their concerns.
According to the district's website, "All students and staff will be required to wear masks/face coverings regardless of physical distancing parameters except during meals."
Cordelia Anthony, the president of the Farmingdale Federation of Teachers, says after seeing the reopening plan, some of her members have asked to take a leave of absence or for reasonable accommodations, but no one has said they're not coming back.
Parents and teacher officials tell News 12 as the first day of school gets closer, they will continue to ask questions about the proposed plans.