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Recent headlines indicate reticence on the part of some local districts to return to on-campus instruction this fall. In fact, at least one local district has reversed course and will not be offering an on-campus experience to start the academic year. Lima Christian School (LCS) however is reaffirming its commitment to in-person instruction.
Mr. John Reese, the Principal of Lima Christian School, said, “Our faculty and staff are an integral part of what makes the Lima Christian experience so unique. Simply put, without wide teacher support for our re-opening plan, it would fail.” A survey of Lima Christian faculty and staff, show significant support for returning to school and conducting in-person instruction.
Specifically the survey conducted between July 29 – August 2, 2020, found:
• Most school personnel (57.89%) reported that they could return to campus this fall with no Coronavirus public health concerns. Yet, a smaller, though still significant, segment indicated that they could return in September, but were facing some anxiety
about public health in light of the recent pandemic (31.58%).
• A strong majority of teachers indicated support for in-person instruction (68.42%), while a smaller portion supported a hybrid model offering a mix of on-campus instruction and remote learning (31.58%). It should be noted that none preferred a
strictly remote-learning model.
• Regarding the wearing of face masks by students during instructional times, 78.95% of faculty and staff said that they would prefer to leave this decision up to individual students, while 21.05% indicated that mask-wearing should be mandated. (School
policy will require that face masks be worn during non-instructional times and in common areas such as buses, hallways, and restrooms.)
• Finally, in a vote of confidence for the direction the school is taking regarding the pandemic precautions, LCS faculty and staff affirmed that they “feel confident that the LCS Board and its Administration are taking appropriate safety measures into
consideration and will have appropriate protocols in place this September to bring faculty, staff, and students back safely.” The school’s efforts received an 82% rating.