Many parents have sent a collective letter to the school district and the B.C. Ministry of Education calling on them to ensure “a safe and secure learning environment” for children and other staff members.
The letter also requests that teachers and staff who cannot wear masks be relocated to where they can work in isolation from the rest of the school community, and calls for the ministry to provide emergency funds for safe in-school learning alternatives for students.
“None of us want this,” said Reid. “My kid … is finally excited about school and now this is happening.”
Reid said most parents don’t want to resort to home-schooling, but she envisions a number of them will de-register their child if a solution isn’t found quickly.