The widespread refusal to reopen primary schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic has parents desperate to know when their kids can return to the classroom.
In response to the Middlesex School District’s decision to continue remote learning this year, a New Jersey mother emailed the assistant school superintendent on Feb. 4 to inquire when in-person instruction would resume for her children. If a full reopening was not possible, the mother asked when the school would begin implementing a hybrid learning model.
According to Patch, Paul Rafalowski, the assistant superintendent for Middlesex Borough schools, replied to the mother that same day with a personal attack.
He attached two Facebook photos: The first one showed the woman’s children sledding with their friends, and the second was a picture of her standing outside with a group of fellow moms.
Both the children and their mothers were maskless in the photos, and Rafalowski cited the