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Darien parents create petition calling for full in-person learning

Hundreds of parents in Darien have signed a petition calling on the school system to re-evaluate its planned hybrid model.

News 12 Staff

Aug 14, 2020, 9:13 PM

Updated 1,402 days ago

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Hundreds of parents in Darien have signed a petition calling on the school system to re-evaluate its planned hybrid model.
The parents say they want the schools open on Sept. 3 with an in-person model five days a week.
The Change.org petition gained traction after laying out a handful of reasons as to why parents want their kids back in the classroom.
Schools in Darien are prepping for a hybrid model, allowing children to participate in face-to-face studies only two days a week, with the rest done virtually.
The parents say they work full time and do not have the resources to teach their kids.
Darien's superintendent says come Sept. 29, schools will transition to a full in-person learning model, but families are asking, why wait?
Darien was reporting one to zero cases a week during the months of May and June with an increase in July.
News 12 reached out to the superintendent to see if a survey was taken in the district to paint a better picture of how many parents felt comfortable going back to an in-person learning model.


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