Mayor Kenny: No School opening 'til it's safe
Be My Ventilation Valentine!
Protest outside Philly Mayor Kenny home Feb 12.
For weeks, Philly students, parents, and staff have been speaking out about the School District's most recent unsafe reopening plan- but our city's leaders stayed quiet. After educators and communities took action on Monday to resist this plan, Mayor Kenney announced that educators could continue to teach virtually until an arbitrator has ruled on the safe of the District's plan.
While we continue to wait anxiously to hear from the arbitrator, the city released a new restaurant reopening plan that includes significantly more rigorous ventilation than the district's plan to keep Philly's students and educators safe. This has made it clear that Mayor Kenney and city leaders CAN take action to ensure that Philly schools have a safe, transparent, and inclusive reopening plan...they are just choosing not to!
So this Friday at 4pm, we celebrated the holiday weekend by asking Mayor Kenney: Will You Be My Ventilation Valentine? We invited all educators, parents, and supporters to join us to bring their best #VentilationValentine signs and visuals!