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FEA asking for transparency with COVID-19 cases in Florida schools

Posted at 5:56 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 17:56:18-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Education Association held an online press conference Friday morning asking Governor Ron DeSantis and the Education Commissioner to make COVID-19 cases completely transparent for all schools across the state.

They also want to stop teachers from doing hybrid classes, the combination of online and in-person learning.

FEA President Andrew Spar says that they're doing now isn't working and will lead to more teacher burnout.

"With looming cuts, unsustainable teaching methods, and forced increases in retirements, resignations, and leave of absences, our students are without certified teachers, which is shortchanging our children," said Spar.

At least 36 Leon County Schools teachers have quit since August 1, citing fears from the pandemic.

FEA says, while their lawsuit against DeSantis is currently at a standstill they hope this encourages forward movement.