School Is Essential
Children are suffering. Give them the option to go back to school.
We are a group of students, family members, and staff of BSD calling the district, King County and Washington State to make the in-person learning OPTION a top priority and act with urgency to make the CHOICE available to our students.
King County must start reopening schools now, in compliance with the recommendations of the Washington State Department of Health.
Attending school in person is essential for the mental and physical health of children and teens and for their ability to receive a meaningful education, including for social emotional learning.
Families are left out of the discussions on schools reopening. The school district must communicate their reopening plans more transparently and effectively.
The 6ft distancing requirement is impractical for schools. Scientific studies show 3ft is sufficient to maintain low COVID transmissions in schools.