Reopening Schools: A Virtual Town Hall

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At Tuesday’s Reopening Schools: A Virtual Town Hall, we explored how school communities will survive the year. Masks or no masks? Virtual or in-person learning? What’s safest for school staff and families? And where will our children learn best?

We discussed all these issues and more with:

  • Princess Henderson, parent
  • Gena Casey, teacher, Irondale Community School
  • Dr. Walter Gonsoulin, superintendent of Jefferson County schools
  • Dr. Jesse “Tobias” C. Martinez Jr., director of child psychiatry clinical services at Children’s of Alabama
  • Dr. Mark Wilson, Jefferson County health officer

And we took questions from those in attendance.

Watch the full recording of Reopening Schools: A Virtual Town Hall below.

 

 

 

 

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