How long until you go back or have you already? I am so thankful this group encouraged me to retire early. I had been on the fence. I have had teachers call me who are wrecks. Even though there is a rule that you wear a mask, the principal and a few other teachers do not. A couple teachers believe it is all a hoax and don't know what 6 ft. distance is. To me, 6 ft distance is at least 10 if not 12 feet nowadays.... Here they started last week, butts in seats. Already over 1/2 of the schools have had to switch to online temporarily. They say "community transmission" that is rising at a certain rate in a set number of days is what they are basing it on individually in each community within the district. Somethings are kept really hush hush, but I have heard rumors of at least 2 teachers w/ it. I am not close to getting the "whole picture", not being in the schools and do not hear what is happening in most schools either. ( Just 2 of them.) To make matters worse, they are making teachers work from school even without kids. To me, this is all about funding and trying to keep people happy who can't deal w/ their own kids. Most parents do not work in the area where I was working. In other areas they do, and I feel for working parents. They have given teachers no consideration though. Even the general area has an attitude of : Teachers should be back at work. I think they should have been smarter and just started everyone online for the 1st 9 weeks at least. ( Working from homes...) I had a friend who used to teach in South Korea and she told me if she told a parent their kid did anything wrong, it was like "heaping coals of shame" on their heads. I feel like heaping coals of shame on our school district.