Public Comments for 03/01/2022 Education - K-12 Subcommittee
SB431 - COVID-19; DOE to recommend options for isolation & quarantine for students & employees at schools.
Both the Virginia Education Association and I, a public school teacher in Fairfax County, OPPOSE SB431. The bill takes away power from local school boards to decide what is best for their served population. This is not equitable. Just like students, each school board serves a distinctly different population, and it does not make sense for the DOE to impose the exact same guidelines to districts with different needs.
The Virginia Education Association and I, a public school teacher in Fairfax County, OPPOSE SB431. This bill will take away power from individual school boards to make the best decisions for their district. When it comes to health and safety, it should not be a "one size fits all" model. Individual districts have individual needs.
SB156 - Public schools; English language learners.
I support SB156 which would provide funding to increase the number of teachers for English language learners.