TUCSON (KVOA) – Some lecturers and fogeys in southern Arizon received into their automobiles on Wednesday for a downtown automobile rally in hopes of sending a message to the federal government.
They inform Information 4 Tucson they’re opposing the Governor’s Order in Council final week to each district in Arizona that provides an in-person studying choice by subsequent Monday, March 15, or after the holiday of. spring.
Audrey Cunneely is a well being assistant at a TUSD Ok-8 faculty.
She has been working contained in the constructing day-after-day since final March.
“Persons are dying,” Cunneely stated. “The individuals we all know are dying. I imply, one other well being aide handed away only a few weeks in the past from COVID.
We solely have 9 weeks of faculty left. What distinction would it not make to make the previous 9 weeks sturdy and at residence, on-line? “
“There isn’t any social distancing in my classroom in any respect,” stated Marivel Yanez, kindergarten instructor at John White Elementary College. “I cannot.” If I am socially three toes away, I can accommodate 12 youngsters, if I am six toes tall, I can accommodate 5 youngsters, however I’ve 15 coming.
TUSD plans to start out providing households an in-person choice the week of March 22.
One of many targets of the Auto March was additionally to point out its assist for shielding the funding of Prop 208. Prop 208 is the general public training voting initiative that was adopted by voters in Arizona. final November.
“Our lawmakers are at present attempting to withdraw these funds to make vouchers,” Yanez stated. “The nice guys are taking cash out of our public faculties when our public faculties are already struggling for all the cash they do not have.”