Elizabeth Albert, the president of the union representing most Volusia County teachers, is pleased the school district will create a COVID-19 data dashboard with information on virus cases throughout the district.
Volusia County students returned Monday but there’s been no official word on any positive test results.
“There is an obligation to be honest and transparent about what is going on in the schools just so that others can take extra precautions,” Albert said.
More than 60% of students have opted for traditional, in-person learning and while district officials say they are doing their best requiring masks and social distance, a picture went viral on the internet showing a large gathering of students at Spruce Creek High School waiting to get schedules.
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“I think it’s absolutely imperative that we be as transparent as possible,” Carl Persis said.
Persis, a school board member, says information will get out. He anticipates a weekly COVID-19 document on the school district’s website giving numbers and locations that don’t infringe on privacy or violate HIPPA.
Albert says stakeholders, including students, parents, staff, have a right to know the who, the where and the when so that everyone can better protect themselves and see what preventative measures work.
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