To discuss requiring masks in Rutherford County Schools (RCS), an “emergency” school board meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept 7th at 5pm. We know your time is limited, but we need everyone to attend this meeting that will be discussing masking policies. Bring friends and your kids.
Location: Rutherford County Board of Education
Address: 2240 Southpark Drive, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Date: Tuesday, Sept 7th @ 5pm
Based on last year’s results, we know this losing formula: masks that inhibit communication + quarantine that breaks up instruction = lost school year.
Sadly, the combination of masks, social distancing, and quarantine did absolutely nothing to curb Covid last year, and it will do nothing this year. We remain shocked that RCS had months to plan for a more effective approach, but has not altered last year’s failed approach in any way.
It is clear parents need to step up and engage in this situation to salvage the school year.
Yes, you have a hundred things going on in your life. Yes, this is inconvenient. Yes, you may need to sacrifice time from work or other activities to attend. But change begins with parents remembering that WE are responsible for our children’s education. If we don’t fight for them, who will?
The teacher’s union has fought to keep teachers out of the classroom, students in masks, and quarantine policies in place, while politicians and school administrators are the ones pushing the current plan which is a repeat of last year. It is up to parents to put our students first. If we don’t do it, it will not happen.
Attend this meeting. Take a stand.