Demand safe school environments for children in Montgomery County, Maryland amid the pandemic!

Target: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

As Montgomery County schools plan how they will provide safe environments for students and faculty through the pandemic, we must demand transparency and caution. Councilmember Tom Hucker is urging the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement these demands in response to community safety concerns:

  1. Require a negative test to return to school. 
  2. Clarify the standards for a safe learning environment for students & staff including necessary personnel.
  3. Require opt-out, not opt-in testing.
  4. Explain why there has not been a two-week pause to ensure adequate staffing. 
  5. Offer tutoring solutions for children who are struggling or affected by quarantines.
  6. Address the shortage of teachers and bus drivers.
  7. Hire more mental health staff and create accessible mental health programming.

Add your name to join Councilmember Tom Hucker in the fight to create safer schools for children in Montgomery County!

5,000 rightfully worried community members tuned into Hucker’s last minute emergency town hall meeting to voice their concerns about learning conditions and safety in Montgomery County schools — it’s time to call for immediate action.

Our students deserve the highest caliber of precaution as we navigate the pandemic. All of these demands are plain common sense when it comes to keeping our community safe. 

Sign your name to call for Montgomery County HHS to ensure safe learning environments amid the pandemic!