‘We want a choice’: Parents urge Appoquinimink to offer full-time in-person option
Parents of public school students gathered outside the Appoquinimink School District’s main office to demand public schools open to allow full-time, in-person attendance. They raised concerns about the cost of child care, the emotional effects of social isolation and the danger of losing learning progress – especially for students receiving special education services. School districts are facing staffing shortages and pressure from educators to remain virtual or use the hybrid model approved by Gov. John Carney.