EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Due to the pandemic, families in the Eau Claire Area School District had a choice between a hybrid model of learning or all virtual learning. Some children are saying they want the option of in-person learning five days a week.
A group of kids protested outside the Eau Claire Area School District office for several hours today. These students say they can’t thrive in virtual learning, and they want a voice in their education.
Hailey Scott, North High School Junior said, “I think kids definitely should have had a say because it is affecting our education and our parents aren’t learning anymore so it is not up to them. We know the risks of what would happen if we did go back to school.”
In a statement, Superintendent Michael Johnson says he respects the students’ right to protest and share their opinions.
He also says quote, “We will continue to take the steps necessary to minimize risks for students and staff while providing a high-quality educational experience to all our students.”