That’s according to our TV News Partner, WVLT who says Tennessee’s largest organization representing educators throughout the state sent a letter to Lee Monday encouraging him to take action. In the letter the TEA encouraged Governor Lee to take the following actions:
A call for a mask mandate for all school staff and students;
publish firm state guidance for infection thresholds for school closure; provide substantial emergency state school funding for high-quality PPEs, updated HVAC and air quality systems, and additional cleaning services;
enforce all CDC guidelines for school operations, fund extended educator sick leave for active cases or quarantines, issue guidance to prioritize assigning educators with underlying conditions to remote instruction, provide additional health benefits and coverage for staff who have been infected and
provide hazardous duty pay for all staff directly involved with students.