CEA Suggests Pausing School Reopening

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By 1080 WTIC NEWSTALK

(Hartford, Conn./WTIC) - The state's largest teachers union is suggesting a two-week delay in the reopening of schools.  

Citing new research where Covid-19 and kids are concerned, the Connecticut Education Association says the delay would allow districts to expand and improve remote learning.

CEA President Jeff Leake says some districts won't be ready to go when school starts toward the end of the month and it might be better to "put in a pause".Leake says the new recommendations build on the Safe Learning Plan they released a few weeks ago.  

Leake says they're also suggesting changing state policy and recommending remote learning for districts that have moderate or high infection rates.  

Additional funding for school districts and a comprehensive contact tracing system are also part of the recommended upgrades.