Public schools play a large role in the lives of our children.
From an education perspective, they provide our children with the skills they need to be successful as they grow.
From a public health perspective, they provide so much more than just education. Schools provide ongoing nutrition, social interaction, physical activity, access to health services, counseling when needed, and a safe environment for kids to learn and thrive.
These are vital components that ensure our children will grow up to be educated, safe and healthy. This is why it is so important that we develop and implement plans to get our children safely back into the classroom.
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