Many Nashville teachers fear returning to their classrooms
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- A new survey reveals nearly half of all Metro Nashville Public Schools teachers do not feel safe returning to their classrooms beginning next month.
The survey was conducted by the Metropolitan Nashville Education Association.
The teacher’s union says 49 percent of the 1800 members who responded to the survey fear heading back to class because of coronavirus. Eighteen percent said they had no concerns. Thirty-two percent said they were undecided.
Other concerns mentioned by teachers included having enough protective gear and cleaning supplies, as well as sufficient sick leave for those who may fall ill.
Metro students begin a phased return to school beginning Oct. 13.