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Iberia teacher union survey results

Posted at 7:11 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 20:11:25-04

The results of a survey conducted by the Iberia Parish Association of Educators shows that most teachers questioned are afraid to return to work.

The results also show a large majority of teachers want discipline for co-workers who won't follow the rules; they want to be involved in safety plans for their campus; they want remote faculty meetings; they want plexiglass dividers in high-traffic areas; and they would prefer to return to school virtually.

To see the report for yourself, scroll down.

The survey collected broad support for a number of safety-related plans - like gloves being available for teachers to use while cleaning; face shields for teachers, especially in prek-3; and processes for monitoring symptoms and temperatures of children.

There also was broad support for allowing teachers to wear scrubs for ease of washing; maintaining teacher breaks to help with stress; and the creation of an anonymous system for employees to report compliance issues. The teachers want cleaning supplies, including hand sanitizer, provided for their classrooms, and they want the system to set up a plan for placing high-risk staff members.

Of those surveyed, 75.5 percent would prefer to start school virtually, and 78.5 percent say they are frightened to return to work.

Here's the full report:

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