SBCSC parents react to elementary schools returning to full time, in-person instruction

NOW: SBCSC parents react to elementary schools returning to full time, in-person instruction

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- Some parents are raising concerns about the South Bend Community School Corporation's decision to resume full time, in-person learning for elementary students. Students have the option to return to school four days a week starting February 22nd.

Some parents are concerned about what they say is a lack of transparency in learning about the board's proposal prior to Monday night's meeting. "The only reason that I knew about it is because a have friend who’s a parent that watches the school board’s docket pretty closely, and that’s how she knew it was coming up." said Melinda Fountain, a parent of SBCSC students.

Fountain says she also worries about distancing with more students being in classrooms. 

"If they’re going to shift back to full classrooms, that’s a classroom by classroom assessment," said Fountain "Is there enough room in that class?"

Fountain says she hopes the board will consult with parents and teachers as it considers bringing back middle and high school students full time.

"It shouldn’t take us scouring the school board website every week to see what the corporation may be proposing in order to know what’s going to happen," said Fountain. 

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