Banks School District. Photo: Chas Hundley
As the start to Banks’ school year — September 8 — draws closer, the Banks School District administration has met at least three times already with the Banks Education Association, a union representing 58 teaching staff members in Banks, to hash out items of concern as the district gears up for an academic year unlike any seen in school history.
Part of these negotiations is a requirement that would see staff teach their online classes from district buildings three out of five days each week, despite the state deeming it too risky for students to be in those same buildings until COVID-19 case counts have dropped.
In an email outlining the Banks Education Association’s stance on issues surrounding school reopening to the Banks Post, Banks Education Association representative Ashley Thomas, who teaches 6th . . .
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