OAK CREEK-Parents and some students on Thursday, Aug. 20 wanted to confront leaders of the Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District with a message -- they believe that children need to be back in the classroom with their peers and teachers.
A protest was held outside the district office on Thursday, hoping to pressure the school board to allow in-person learning this fall.
"These kids need to be in school, they need to socialize, they need to be around teachers, they need to be around other kids," said parent Christine Lenczner.
Last week,board members voted to adopt a three-phase back-to-school plan, starting off the school year in Phase 1 -- full remote learning. The decision reversed an earlier plan that offered the choice between on-campus or online classes.
Lenczner said families now have just a few weeks to adjust their schedules before the Sept.1 start date.
Parents are also accusing the district of profiting off of online learning by charging families $100 a week if they need to send their children to the district-run day care called "Day Camp" this fall.
The superintendent said the fee covers costs associated with expanding Day Camp to serve as many as 500 elementary and middle school-aged children in the district.
During the protest, a lot of the parents encouraged people to attend the upcoming school board meeting this Monday, Aug. 24. I've been getting a lot of DM's. I'll update you as soon as I hear anything.
Here's the link to the Oak Creek Facebook page
For know all the information about the meeting is below (just click on it)
Story and Photo credit: Fox 6 Milwaukee