Cape Elizabeth Puts Reopening Schools On Hold (For Now)
So it looks like the town of Cape Elizabeth has tabled how they want to handle the 2020 school year at least for another week.
On Wednesday, in the school board meeting, officials couldn't reach a consensus on whether they wanted to do a hybrid model, go entirely online, or have everyone attending school in person, according to WGME.
The discussions came to a standstill at the Zoom meeting, as issues of ventilation systems came up, the news station reported, and ultimately the superintendent decided to table the debate until after an expert evaluation of the schools to let them know if it was safe to send the children back or not.
Jessica Johnson, a resident of Cape Elizabeth with a daughter in school, told WGME:
"I have a senior who is right now, sad. It makes me sad, and I just can't imagine her being home her senior year."
According to a story that just came out with CNN on Thursday, over 2,000 teachers, students and other faculty members are in quarantine nationwide after botched back-to-school efforts in other states.
Towns and cities in Maine are hoping not to have a repeat of what's going on elsewhere in the country.
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