Woodland District 50 Parents to Rally for In-Person Instruction

(Gurnee, IL) With frustrations growing over the School Board delaying any chance of in-person education, parents are rallying today outside the District 50 offices in Gurnee.

The Rally, planned for 3-5:30 this afternoon, is designed to let Woodland District officials know that most other schools in the area have made a successful return to some sort of in-person instruction.

Woodland has been promising a hybrid plan for several months, but once again delayed that, for more remote learning through late March. The School Board says several teachers have voiced concerns about the safety of returning to the classroom, and want more time to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.

Rally participants claim that science has now proven that schools are not large spreaders of the disease, and that remote learning is harming not only the children’s education, but their social and mental states as well.