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Letter: Questions for school boards to ponder

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

My daughter lives in a state that is considering in-person opening of schools next month. She sent the following questions to the local school board. I think these questions should be addressed by any school board that is considering in-person classes this fall:

—If a teacher tests positive for COVID-19, are they required to quarantine for 2-3 weeks? Do they receive sick leave pay?

—If that teacher has five classes a day with 30 students each, do all 150 of those students need to then stay home and quarantine for 14 days?

—Do all 150 of those students now have to get tested? Who pays for those tests? Are they happening at school? How are the parents being notified? Does everyone in each of those kids’ families need to get tested? Who pays for that?

—What if someone who lives in the same house as a teacher tests positive? Does that teacher now need to take 14 days off work to quarantine? Do they receive sick leave pay?

—Where is the district g...

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