Some students ready to return, others doubtful

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By Trinity Martin

Staff Writer

Morgan County High School’s plan to reopen Aug. 6 has caused quite a commotion among parents, school employees, and the community overall. 

Even students have been quick to voice their opinions on the school’s plans and procedures. 

While some believe the school has planned well to keep students safe, others believe that a better method is necessary, and some believe school should not open in person at all for the benefit of the community. 

Senior Kaitlyn Sims said, “I believe going back to school is what the community needs. Families have been stuck in the house together for way too long and going back to school will give everyone a break that they need.” 

Some stand on middle ground. Junior Margaret Draeger said, “I think it is a good idea to return back to school, some students do not work well at home. However, I don’t think it’s a good idea to return so soon.” 

The school mandating masks in certain areas of the building has also caused debate. Some students claim the masks are not beneficial or helpful and should not be required, while others believe they should be mandatory and will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

“Masks should definitely be mandatory. Some teachers and students have family members, or they themselves have conditions that weaken their immune systems and are therefore more susceptible to the virus,” Draeger said.

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