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Richmond parents, teachers concerned about long virtual school days

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Posted at 12:19 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 00:19:08-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond school leaders met on Monday evening for the first time since the district's virtual school year started.

The meeting lasted nearly four hours and 30 minutes and included two hours of public comment, submitted through email by parents, teachers, and students.

While some parents praised the district's smooth virtual start last Monda, many were concerned with the long school day that students and teachers are enduring.

Parents said their kids are having a hard time in front of the computer with only short breaks. And teachers said in some cases it's been tough keeping kids focused the entire day.

"We'll look at all of that and hopefully next week I'll have a little bit more to share about how we are feeling about the schedules and if any adjustments will be made," Kamras said. "I believe we should move with urgency, but also I want us to be deliberate and not cause new issues by making sudden changes."

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 21.