Durham mother backs plan to get students back in class
The mother of a Durham fourth-grader says she is eager to get her son back into school because she and her husband both work full time and that she's confident he would be safe from coronavirus there.
EFFECTIVE. >> FOR MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS AUGUST 17 . THAT MEANS SCHOOL LEADERS WILL NEED TO QUICKLY PUT THOSE FINISHING TOUCHES ON PLANS FOR STUDENTS TO RETURN . A 6:00 YOU HEARD TEACHERS TELL US THEY ONE OF THE ONLINE ONLY OPTION BUT ONE PARENT TOLD HER SHE WAS HOPING FOR THE 100% IN PERSON OPTION . SARAH, A LOT OF PARENTS ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE AND ALSO TEACHERS ON WHAT KIND OF OPENING THEY WANT TO SEE? >> Reporter: FOR SOME PARENTS WHO WORK FULL-TIME THE GOVERNOR'S PLAN IS CAUSING SOME CONCERN. THIS MOTHER SAYS SHE WAS HOPING TO BE ABLE TO SEND HER FOURTH GRADE SON TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY. SHE WORKS FULL-TIME, 9-TO-5 AND SODAS HER HUSBAND . HER SON LEARNS BETTER IN THE CLASSROOM AND SHE IS CONFIDENT HE WOULD BE SAFE THERE . >> HE ALREADY KNEW HOW TO WASH HIS HANDS AND STUFF AND STAY SANITIZED AND CLEAN . WE HAVE REITERATED THAT HERE AND NOW . I FEEL THAT MY CHILD IS PREPARED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL . SO HE CAN SEE HIS FRIENDS . >> Reporter: THE DURHAM SCHOOL BOARD WILL MEET THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS ITS ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PLANS IN LIGHT OF THIS GUIDANCE FROM THE GOVERNOR . DURHAM HAS OPTED TO BE MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN THE STATE IN