Education and Democracy naturally go hand in hand. They are natural compliments in which what is good for one is good for the other. However, there is not enough intersection in Chesapeake Public Schools.
We must take action to bolster the principles of democracy in our schools to better support our community by ensuring there is more cooperation between the students, families, staff, and community with school and city administrators.
Mental Health has continued to become a pressing issue in our schools, only made worse by the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The measures we currently have in place are no longer enough to support our students.
More resources must be allocated in our schools to ensure that students and their families have the support, resources, and knowledge needed to support mental wellbeing.
School is where our children learn who they are and what they want to be. They set their trajectories and grow into the future they set in front of them. Yet, when minor problems arise students sometimes overreact putting their dreams at jeopardy.
To support our students in their endeavors, we need a disciplinary system that focuses on prevention by establishing measure that teach our students how to de-escalate and problem solve.
COVID-19 has been a topic of much contention in our City since lockdown measures were initiated in mid 2020. Although the virus has shrunk in the damage it still poses a major threat to our hospitals and local businesses.
A balanced approach that focuses on self-autonomy, encouraging medical best practices is crucial for ensuring success not only in our schools, but in our City.
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