Monday, July 6, 2020

Choose Distance Learning

Public Statement

The Loudoun Education Association believes the best course of action is to start the school year with distance learning. This decision is based on LEA’s survey results, focus groups, and member discussions. This gives educators the opportunity to participate in professional development, collaborate to modify curriculum, and develop protocols which meet the needs of students and employees in an online environment.

Loudoun Education Association calls on LCPS to collaboratively plan for the 2020-2021 school year with educators.

COVID-19 creates an emergency situation. The current most critical need is to ensure educators, students, and our community are safe. As educators, we are charged with the academic growth, physical safety, and emotional well-being of our students.

As the voice of employees, LEA conducted an all staff survey and provided the results to LCPS Administration and the School Board in early June. Unfortunately, vital employee input was not incorporated into the development of LCPS’ presented plans.

Moving forward, LEA expects educators to be an integral part of the planning process. It is important to include our perspectives, as we are on the front lines working with students on a daily basis. LEA members demand that they be involved in the development of future LCPS plans.