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PARENTS STILL WAITING FOR MORE DETAILS ON ALABAMA REOPENING SCHOOLS IN THE FALL

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PARENTS STILL WAITING FOR MORE DETAILS ON ALABAMA REOPENING SCHOOLS IN THE FALL
PARENTS STILL WAITING FOR MORE DETAILS ON ALABAMA REOPENING SCHOOLS IN THE FALL

One parent hopes no one judges another parent's decision on whether or not they're keeping their kid in brick & mortar school or virtual academy

Do the same.

Alabama is just two months away from reopening schools come this fall.

However -- its still unclear exactly what this 'new normal' will look like for many teachers and students.

But parents do have a choice on whether they want to send their kids back to the classroom or enroll them in a virtual academy.

Waay-31s alexis scott spoke with a mother who's daughter has an compromised immune system.

She joins us live now with why she's still considering sending her daughter back to the classroom?

Many parents have expressed the need for social interaction for their children's growth...and that's exactly what this mother wants for her daughter.

She told me in person instruction is what's best for her..

But know if anything happens she will be pulled out immediately.

"if for some reason, even the day before, something catastrophic occurs, she will not go.

I'm really following day by day and doing my best to keep her safe," loni newbould's daughter has allergy induced asthma and food anaphylaxis... making her immune system and lungs very weak.

But newbould says her daughter is ready to return to school.

She attends discovery middle school in madison.

She's set on being around her teachers again and fellow students after social distancing for more than 14 weeks.

However -- newbould said she does have some concerns.

Loni newbould, mother "if the protocols they have put in place... they're going to look good on paper, but i don't know if we're going to be able to execute them and that's what i'm curious about," in an announcement made by the state superintendent... he stated in all schools there would be social distancing in place...and everyone must wear a mask.

But newbould...like many other parents...are curious to know just how enforceable it will be during this academic school year.

Aside from her concerns -- she's hoping whatever decision a parent makes for their child doesn't get reprimanded.

She says its important to take into consideration everyone's situation is different.

Loni newbould, mother "nobody's going to be right, nobody's going to be wrong.

Whatever you decide to do for your child is what you're going to do," newbould told me she hopes everyone understands coronavirus safety measures are new to everyone..

And she hopes parents of all people ... can uplift one another during such an unprecedented time.

Reporting live in huntsville, alexis scott waay-31

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