It’s Time For Those Who Care About Their Child’s Education To Speak Up

Jamestown Public Schools parents are probably being blitzed with text messages, Remind App messages and phone calls regarding the school district’s reopening survey.

That should be an indication of the importance JPS officials are placing on public input on the district’s proposed reopening plan. To fill out a survey, visit jpsny.org/reopeningsurvey.

“This survey is to tell us about the impact of these things on your life,” Dr. Kevin Whitaker, Jamestown Public Schools superintendent, told our Cameron Hurst last week. “We designed the survey in a way that it’s asking about the impact on child care and on the impact of health at home or how certain cleaning practices are important to you. We’re asking about what parents are most concerned about, we’re not asking for a popular vote.”

The district’s primary plan is a hybrid learning model where students would attend school in person at least two days a week or part of the day, with assignments to be completed at home on other days. Each school would determine the daily schedule and student attendance groups. As a backup, there is an online-only plan.

Now is the time to make your voices known, Jamestown. The survey is open until Friday. After that, it’s time to figure out how to make whatever plan the state approves work for your family. If a partial school week doesn’t work for your family, make it known. If you have concerns over classroom cleaning, make them known.

This is the time for those who care about their child’s education to speak up or forever hold your peace.


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