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Parents plan rallies ahead of Tuesday evening school district meetings

Posted at 8:22 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 10:22:06-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City, Davis and Granite school districts are among those planning to meet Tuesday, and teachers and parents plan to get together before the meetings begin.

School districts submitted final plans over the weekend, and while those policies are not expected to be changed, both parents and teachers want to make their voices heard.

The rally at the Granite School District will express concern about the safety of the district`s current reopening plan, which gives parents choices between in person and at home learning or a hybrid of the two.

The Granite Education Association says it doesn`t go far enough and is asking the school board to adopt a modified schedule that would have only half the students in the building at once to allow for greater social distancing.

The group is inviting people to meet at the district offices at 4:30 p.m. ahead of the meeting at 5:00 p.m.

In the Davis School District, one group is calling for kids to have the option to return to school five days a week.

It comes after the district updated its plan last week to an alternate-day, hybrid learning model.

Students whose last names start with 'A' through 'K' would go to school in person on Mondays and Wednesdays while those whose last names start with 'L' through 'Z' would go on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There will be remote learning on the alternate days and Fridays.

Some parents are planning to get together at 4:00 p.m. at the district office ahead of the board meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Rally organizers are asking people to bring signs and sign up for public comment.

Organizers of both events are encouraging social distancing and face coverings.

The Rebound segment of the FOX 13 website has details on all of the school district plans, tips for parents and teachers, and more resources to get families safely back to school.