Johnsburg School District 12
"I can’t leave them high and dry when they are at home. It’s not their fault that they’re at home. I’m sure if given the choice, they would rather be here in school," one teacher said
Between students forced to quarantine after coming into close contact with a COVID-19 case and missing class and school districts struggling to fill positions, McHenry County schools continue to face hurdles this year.
The students were eating dinner when they heard the crash and went outside to help those involved.
Most districts have vaccinated at least 75% of their staff members, they reported Monday after Pritzker’s deadline for staff vaccinations took effect
Some McHenry County schools saw vaccination rates rise since the mandate to get shots or face weekly tests was put into effect last month by Gov. JB Pritzker, while others are still gathering data and have found teaching staff are more likely to already be inoculated than workers outside classroom settings.
Gov. JB Pritzker earlier this month signed into law a measure that allows students to take up to five mental health days during school year. The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, 2022.
“With home schooling, socialization looks a lot more normal right now than it does at schools,” said one Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 mom who decided to home-school this year
Johnsburg School District 12 board member said he, like most of the parents who spoke during public comments, opposes the mask mandate for everyone in schools imposed earlier this month by Gov. JB Prtizker.
YouTube cited an exemption to its policies regarding when videos should be taken down for containing inaccuracies about COVID-19 for restoring the school board video.
The first day of school is quickly approaching for McHenry County students, but with federal and state guidance less than a week old, many McHenry County school districts said they’re still finalizing some details.