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SRVUSD cancels planned return to in-person learning in January

Original post made on Dec 16, 2020

Amid the worst surge of coronavirus cases in the Bay Area since the pandemic began nearly a year ago, the SRVUSD Board of Education has unanimously voted to cancel its plans to return to in-person instruction in January.

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Comments (5)

Posted by Michael Welch
a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 16, 2020 at 11:26 pm

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I'm very dissatisfied w SRVSD not reopening grade schools in Jan 2021.
It's been known for 6+ months that K-5 kids just don't spread COVID or get very sick when they catch it. How dangerous will they be masked up in a room with doors open & a floor fan? Clearly teachers have shown they really shouldn't have a say in whether or not schools reopen. They scream hysteria and won't accept the facts of this virus. One of those is that they are far more likely to get it complaining to each other in the teachers lounge than they are from a child less than 10 years old. I'm assigning the teachers' union ad & school board the grade of F. The facts, not people's feelings, matter. This is just the worst sort of hysterical nonsense masquerading as a kind of social justice. Disgraceful.

Posted by Tom Stevens
a resident of Danville
on Dec 17, 2020 at 6:32 am

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So tired of this crap. No fun to live here anymore. Socialists. Spineless teachers and district. Let these kids learn.

Posted by H
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Dec 17, 2020 at 7:31 am

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Dr. John Malloy needs to resign for his continual and constant lies to the community. Here is one boldfaced lie from Dr. Malloy to the whole community:

Q. What will happen if COVID cases increase in January? Will I be able to change to remote?

A: We are opening for in-person hybrid instruction on January 5, 2021 unless the state or county directs the Board otherwise. We will be sure all appropriate health and safety measures are in place.

Clearly, Dr. Malloy LIED to the community here when he alone unilaterally changed the reopening date. If he's not running the school district and instead is just doing whatever the head of SRVEA tells him, why is he here aside form collecting a paycheck? The community and SRVUSD would be far better served with an honest superintendent that respects the community and the job. It is time for Dr. Malloy to resign and sell his lies elsewhere.

Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Alamo
on Dec 17, 2020 at 8:37 am

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You get what you voted for. Two of these five board members were just elected with full endorsement and financial support of the teachers union. If you think it’s the teachers union that’s behind the continued remote learning model, that may be why the board members voted as they did. Personally, I think it’s science.

Posted by Malcolm Hex
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 1, 2021 at 10:59 am

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The school board should learn from history.

Source: New York Times March 20, 2020

1918 - Spanish Flu

"Royal S. Copeland, a homeopathic physician, was appointed New York City's health commissioner. He arranged with businesses to stagger work hours. White-collar offices would open at 8:40 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m.; wholesalers would start their days earlier, non-textile manufacturers would start later. Stores selling food and drugs were exempt.

Schools, he reasoned, were often more sanitary than housing, particularly in the slums. New York City schools, moreover, boasted a well-established system of child health monitoring and care. Copeland, accordingly, KEPT THE SCHOOLS OPEN. In addition, Copeland also allowed certain theaters to reman open.

As a result: New York's death rate per 1,000 residents was 4.7, a figure dramatically lower than that of comparable cities ?" Boston's was 6.5 and Philadelphia's was 7.3."

Differences between the Spanish flu and COVID19: Influenza (Spanish Flu) deaths in the U.S. occurred in people under 65, and nearly half of deaths were in young adults 20 to 40 years old. People of any age, even children, can catch COVID-19. But it most commonly affects middle-aged and older adults.

All of that being said, would it not be safe to re-open schools for that particular age group?

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