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Arizona Education Association says students should stay home amid coronavirus concerns

Posted at 3:33 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 20:28:33-04

The Arizona Education Association is calling for students to remain home from school because of coronavirus concerns.

They say students should do this until education leaders and state policymakers can present a detailed plan of support that assures students will be returning to safe classrooms and healthy school sites.

AEA President Joe Thomas sent a letter to Governor Doug Ducey calling on him to "exercise all the powers of his office including convening the legislature in Special Session to swiftly and directly address this unanticipated crisis. We also call on the Governor to arrange for a meeting of state education and health leaders to work collectively to ensure the safety of Arizona families."

Many schools around the Valley have closed, or moved their classes online amid the concerns of the spread of the coronavirus.