Former school board member weighs in on schools reopening

A former Lincoln Public Schools board member said he believes the district should push back their start date until after Labor day.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A former Lincoln Public Schools board member said he believes the district should push back their start date until after Labor day.

Matt Schulte, who has four kids in Lincoln schools, said the district should wait to send the students back to the classroom. He believes waiting till after the holiday would mean less coronavirus cases, more time for teachers to train on the new online systems, and to his hope, the mask mandate will be no more.

“From everyone I have talked to there is so much uncertainty, especially with the masks, I have heard a lot of ‘I don’t want my kids to wear a mask’ so waiting to start could be beneficial” said Schulte.

He also added he is not bashing the district, he applauds them for listening to parents and teachers concerns regarding the back to school process.

Classes are set to begin in Lincoln on August 12th, just a week away.

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