There’s one question almost no one is asking when it comes to back to school and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Sure, there’s lots of pontificating to go around.
Politicians threaten schools with less funding (as if that's even possible) if schools don’t reopen or resume this fall.
Doctors and mental health professionals are taking sides to get kids back to school.
Business owners and economic experts see schools as a necessary linchpin for the economy to resume and looking more normal.
Principals, superintendents and districts are taking surveys and garnering interest on what parents feel about reopening and faced only with "damned if you do, damned if you don't" options.
Teachers (many of whom aren't asked for their opinions on reopening) wonder what physical school looks like with a pandemic.
This question is all the more relevant during this most unique back to school season.
The one question that can help schools and can help all of us is: how can we help?
What can we do to help schools as they wrestle with whether to reopen?
I have at least 19 ways you and I can answer this question. Beginning tomorrow, July 15 and continuing through Sunday, August 2, I’ll share one idea a day of how to help. How you can help a teacher or a school.
And if you're a teacher or principal, you'll see ideas on how the churches, businesses, nonprofits, and parents in your community can partner with you during this unique back to school season
There's three ways to get each day's idea:
Four words that change how back to school looks and feels.