As officials play political football with K-12 school reopenings, parents such as Johanne Davis are formulating their own game plans for the fall.
“To exercise an abundance of caution, I’d like to keep my kids home with me where they’ll study online,” says Davis, a mother of three from Indian Land, South Carolina, one of countless states where COVID-19 cases have spiked in recent weeks.
“Health is the issue, not just for my children, but also school workers,” Davis says. “Teachers shouldn’t have to be front-line soldiers in this pandemic.”
Families across the nation are busy making their own calculations about whether to send children back to school. While Davis seems resolved, many parents are still mulling.