Parents share thoughts on kids returning to school in fall


Dothan, Ala. (WDHN) — The State of Alabama is deciding whether kids should return to school in the fall.

“I would think that it would be best to see if the second wave of the coronavirus is gonna hit,” said parent Marisha Dickinson. “I feel like right now online learning right now would be the best option to go.”

Many parents said they are torn with their decision. While many say they believe kids should be back in school right now, others fear that the second wave of the coronavirus will hit and they do not want to put their kids in jeopardy. Meanwhile, others say they believe the alternative for virtual learning would be the best option.

“I would recommend I say about six months to make sure you can sanitize, get a plan together, strategize and make sure the kids health is our first priority,” said parent, Fredrick Thomas.

State Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey is expected to release whether they will be moving forward with that decision on Friday.

“They need their education more than anything right now,” said Cashius Daniels, a parent who says he believes students should go back because of the importance of education.

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