During Monday’s Board meeting we heard a lot of false equivalencies presented as reasons to re-open schools, but as Commissioner Frazier pointed out, private schools have the ability to test everyone for infection, and many require it before a student may attend. Can CCPS do this? The comparison to Pennsylvania does not hold up either. Unlike Maryland, Pennsylvania has 500 localized school districts with fewer students and schools in each. Many Pennsylvania schools are virtual only. Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine reports there have been 9,500 new COVID-19 cases in school age children in just the last two weeks, including 30 elementary kids in Central York. I know that the BOE members are good people who care deeply for their community; however, I strongly disagree with their decision to rush prematurely into a hybrid model when all the metrics indicate otherwise.