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Cleveland Heights Teachers Union wants district to remain remote

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 23:12:22-05

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Cleveland Heights Teachers Union is urging the district to stick with remote learning.

The union wants the district to remain with remote learning as long as Cuyahoga County has the stay-at-home advisory.

According to a survey done by the union, close to 90% of staff feel "unsafe" or "extremely unsafe" returning to school before a vaccine is available to them.

”Teachers want to be back with their students. However, we do not want to be back in an environment that we know is unsafe. Unless the vaccine is readily available and infection numbers are trending sharply downwards we should not even discuss returning in person. We understand that this might mean returning for the 4th quarter or not at all for the 2020-2021 school year. When we do return to a safe environment we know that our staff will continue to work as hard as ever to help our students be successful," union president Karen Rego said.

The district is holding a meeting on Jan. 28 to decide if they will return to in-person learning or stick with remote.

Cuyahoga County's stay-at-home advisory is scheduled to end on Jan. 31, but it could be extended.

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