Teacher disagrees with JPS reopening plan

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Public Schools announced their reopening plan for fall, but not every teacher agrees with the plan. Stephanie Dees is a second grand teacher at Obama Magnet. She said she doesn’t feel that it’s the right time to go back. 

“A lot of my students have underlying health conditions, and I know a lot of them do not have the technology that they need,” said Dees. 

Not only worried about her students health, Dees is also worried about the health of her family. She said her husband is a diabetic, and she also helps feed her 83-year-old father from time to time. 

The reopening plan consist of several choices. For elementary and middle school students, their parents must choose between traditional learning or virtual learning. High school students can choose between virtual learning or hybrid learning, which is a combination of in class and virtual. Teachers will do both. 

Dees said her way of teaching as being a motherly figure in the classroom.

She said she has hope because of God and her trust in JPS Superintendent Dr. Errick Greene.

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