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D60 teachers hold demonstration to protest back to school plans

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jul 27, 2020

PUEBLO — Teachers held a demonstration in Pueblo Monday, voicing their concerns for the health of their students and themselves.

D60 teachers said they want their district leaders to take a lesson from a neighboring school district on how to start the school year.

"We want to spread love, not infectious disease," Kindergarten teacher Derek Flowers said. "We don't agree with the School Board's decision to send students back in the fall. We want a safer phased in approach like D70 is doing. Because our students' lives matter and our teachers' lives matter.

Currently, D60 plans to have teachers report back on Aug. 10. Classes will start on the last day of the month. There will be a mixture of in-person instruction, hybrid instruction, and a 100 percent virtual learning option.

D70 said it will have only online learning for the first four weeks of the school year before beginning to phase students back on to campus.

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