PLAINFIELD – The Association of Plainfield Teachers President Dawn Bullock released the following statement tonight after the Plainfield School District 202 board voted to approve full remote learning to start the school year:
“Tonight the Plainfield School District 202 board members decided to do what’s best for the health and safety of our students and our staff. The board voted to start the school year with remote learning. No one wants to get back to in-person learning more than our educators, but right now we have to do what’s safest for our students, our staff and our community. For the past several months, our members have been working to put together a comprehensive remote learning plan that encompasses all grade levels and subject matters, and we believe this is truly the right step for our students. We look forward to collaborating with administration and the board so that we can get back to in-person learning as soon as it’s safe for us to do so.”
APT represents more than 1,800 teachers, social workers, psychologists, speech and language pathologists, vision itinerants, hearing itinerants and certified school nurses within the Plainfield School District. There are 26,495 students who currently are enrolled in 31 Plainfield schools.
The 135,000 member Illinois Education Association (IEA-NEA) is the state’s largest education employee’s organization. IEA represents preK-12 teachers outside of the city of Chicago and education support staff, higher education faculty, retired education employees and students preparing to become teachers, statewide.