Parents in Geneva rally Monday night against hybrid learning option

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GENEVA, Ill. – Parents in Geneva rallied Monday night outside of District 304 against a hybrid return to school option.

There is a hybrid option on the table for kids in the district and parents said it needs to be replaced. They want five days a week in-person or five days a week remote.

Parents and their children paraded in front of District 304 Monday night.

“We want the district for the year to offer full remote as they’ve been doing and full time five days in person learning I want hybrid eliminated,” parent Jean Smith said.

But not everyone feels that way.

Sarah Pomaro has two kids in the district and said if she had to choose between only fully remote and fully in-person for the rest of the year, it would be quite the decision to be faced with.

“We just don’t have the space to do it,” said Pomaro. “That’s a great question my husband and I have not fully discussed how that would work.”

Parents on both sides of the argument spoke before the school board Monday night.

Some raised concerns that even with many teachers being vaccinated, the district is in the 60134 zip code. According to IDPH, the majority of COVID-19 cases there have occurred in people under 20.

Parents have until Thursday to submit their choices.

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