FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne Community Schools will start the 2020-21 school year in three weeks.
And some parents are eager for their children to return to the classroom after being out since March due to COVID-19.
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Parents met with FWCS Superintendent Mark Daniel and several FWCS administrators Wednesday morning to discuss the district's 'Return to Learn' plan for elementary through high school students.
Heidi Vance, whose children attend both elementary and middle schools, says, "I just want them to get the education they need to move on the next grade level."
Vance mentioned the frustration her household experienced over the past nine weeks trying to champion at-home education without a teacher and while she and her husband maintained full-time careers like many other FWCS parents.
Vance says, "I'm not really good at providing that instruction, they need a school."
Carrie Miller, whose daughter is entering second grade, shares the same view.
Miller says, "Had FWCS not made the decision to reopen, we would've experienced a significant income loss in order to provide care for our daughter."
Miller explains the ultimatum for many parents with elementary school children if FWCS schools weren't reopening.
Officials said FWCS plans to provide in-school learning five days a week for elementary students, and a blended model for middle and high school students when the new school year begins Monday, Aug. 10.
For more information on FWCS 'Return to Learn' plan, click here.