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Union urges Fairfax teachers to take ‘mental health day’

On Monday, the Charleston County School Board will vote on school reopening plans.
On Monday, the Charleston County School Board will vote on school reopening plans.(Live 5 News)
Published: Oct. 27, 2020 at 11:14 PM EDT
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FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - A teachers' union in Virginia’s largest school district is urging members to call in sick Wednesday for a “mental health day” as ponder how they will respond to a gradual return to in-person learning.

Fairfax Education Association President Kimberly Adams said teachers need the mental health day because of the stress they face with a looming Oct. 30 deadline to say whether they will return to the classroom when called upon, seek a leave of absence, or resign.

The vast majority of Fairfax County Public Schools' 187,000 students are currently attending all virtual classes.

Superintendent Scott Brabrand has outlined a plan that would have students return in stages through late January to two days a week of in-school learning.

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