One Way to Send Kids Back to School Safely
Lots of ideas are being brought to the table when it comes to getting our kids back to school safely, but this idea seems practical enough that it should work.
The plan would call for students to be given lanyards, but not just any lanyards – these would be equipped with sensors that would beep if you are within six feet of another student or teacher.
Since wearing lanyards for identification purposes is already required in some schools anyway, wearing this wouldn't be asking too much.
Could it work here on the SouthCoast? I don't know if this is still true but my graduating class has close to a thousand students. That's a lot of students to try and keep six feet away from each other. Even going to Normandin, I remember mostly full classes of at least 20 to 30 students in a room.
Is this a feasible thing to adapt here on the SouthCoast as schools ponder how they are going to open in the fall and welcome kids safely back to school?
At what grade level could this beeping lanyard actually work? Would all the beeping actually be prohibitive and disruptive of learning, more so than at-home learning? And how much would it cost to implement?
I think it's just another crapshoot on trying to figure out a way to get kids back to school safely and ease the minds of parents at the same time.
What do you think would be the best thing schools can do to protect kids this fall?