By Kimberly K. Fu
About a dozen people gathered outside Vacaville Unified School District headquarters Thursday to rally for a full reopening of the schools instead of the 50/50 plan approved for fall.
Kids need to return to school full time, they said, not a hybrid mix of two rotating days of 2 1/2 hours of instruction each and two days of distance learning.
The kids need the structure, the socialization and their teachers, supporters said, not being stuck at home trying to learn digitally.
“It’s for their mental health,” emphasized Lauren Walus, mom of two little girls at Hemlock Elementary and the event’s organizer, adding: “Today we’re hoping for change in the district’s decision for their reopening.”