ALL NEWS

Some parents support temporary school shutdown due to the pandemic

Aug 13, 2021, 7:41 AM
more school resources, temporary school shutdown, midvale schools water main break...
FILE: Canyons School District buses, April 14, 2020. Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Some parents support a temporary school shutdown while Covid-19 surges. Utah based company Qualtrics conducted a nationwide 2021 Back to School study of how parents feel about the safety of their kids going back to school.

A majority of those surveyed, 65%, said they support closing schools if the Delta variant of COVID-19 continued to rapidly spread.  The study broke down the support across political and gender lines.

Perhaps not surprising, 83% of Democrats and 49% of Republicans say they would support a temporary school shutdown if needed.   That broke out to 70% of dads and 60% of moms supporting school closures.

The one thing 65% of parents agreed on is kids do better with in-person learning.  With 53% stating their children fell behind in the school work when learning remotely last year.

The study also showed over half of parents are more worried this school year than last about the safety of their children.

 

 

 

 

Today’s Top Stories

All News

The National Weather Service predicts another snowstorm to hit northern Utah just in time for the W...
Simone Seikaly

Snow expected to impact Wednesday evening commute

The NWS expects from 1 to 4 inches of snow, beginning Wednesday afternoon. Another storm is right behind it.
16 hours ago
a car is pictured it might have been involved in a provo hit-and-run...
Aimee Cobabe

Provo Police looking for information about two cars in deadly hit-and-run

Police are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run to contact Provo Police Detective Smith at csmith@provo.org. 
16 hours ago
Glass jar with coins on table, closeup. Money saving concept (Adobe Stock)...
Amanda Dickson

Opinion: Budgeting when you live below the poverty line

If you're living below the poverty level, it can be hard to buy the things you need. Here's how one school assignment is trying to give more insight.
16 hours ago
lake restoration...
Adam Small and Elizabeth Weiler

Lake Restoration Solutions in legal battle over Utah Lake

The restoration company that wants to dredge and build islands in Utah Lake has filed an appeal after its request was shut down in October.
16 hours ago
...
Mike Valerio, CNN

Long-lost American remains retrieved from Pacific WWII battlefield

Byrd said the average time to identify an individual is 2.5 years, but can be as quickly as two weeks.
16 hours ago
recession...
Elizabeth Weiler

Lessons to be learned from the UK’s recession

SALT LAKE CITY — “Recession” is a word that has not escaped the minds of Americans. When we observe some of the largest economies in the world like the United Kingdom, there are major takeaways we can learn from those overseas to help prevent economic disasters within our home.  Between inflation, living costs, the war […]
16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 game day snacks for the whole family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...
Sorenson

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Some parents support temporary school shutdown due to the pandemic