Members of Cincinnati and Ohio Our Revolution, Cincinnati Socialist Alternative, and DSA of Metro Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and others rallied against re-opening classroom at Cincinnati Public Schools outside district office August 3, while the district’s Board of Education was meeting to decide how the 2020-21 school year would begin in the midst of the deadly coronavirus. Photo by Tai Sims/The Cincinnati Herald
Contributed by Our Revolution Cincinnati
“In person teaching and learning during a global health crisis is a risk with deadly consequences. We cannot allow CPS to put our children, teachers, school staff, and by extension our entire city in harm’s way. We believe these measures will provide for the safety, equity, and stability that our schools require to reopen successfully, said Cincinnati Our Revolution members:
- Remote learning until 14 days of no new COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County, or a COVID-19 vaccine is developed.
- Reinstate the successful meal program from last spring.
- Provide special accommodations for students with special needs.
- Provide for the opening of “Remote Learning Centers” or other options for our most vulnerable cps family members.
- Ensure that any paraprofessionals, custodians, cafeteria workers, and all other staff are included in the remote-reopening plan.
- Work with community partners and businesses to address childcare needs,
- Paid leave for at-risk staff if and when in-person learning resumes.
- Immediate re-hiring of workers who lost jobs due to Reduction in Force measures upon resumption of in-person schooling
The rally was hosted by Cincinnati and Ohio Our Revolution, Cincinnati Socialist Alternative, and DSA of Metro Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.