I’m an 8th grade student. I was heartbroken to learn that my school district decided to open virtually only. The morning after the school board decision, my parents went to the nearest private school so I can learn face to face this fall. This is a huge expense for my family, but they are willing to make the sacrifice for my and my sister’s education. My parents both work full time, so virtual learning Is not ideal for me and my 4th grade sister. I know you are hearing many parent voices, but I want you to hear from a student who desperately wants to return to the classroom and athletics. My mom allowed me to speak to you from her account and read/approved this message before I sent. I pray daily to go back to school.