Will Your Child’s School Be Ready This Fall?


Marco Verch

Many K-12 students in Illinois will be going back to the classroom this fall with coronavirus pandemic still underway. While there’s flexibility among local school districts and private schools for how they implement the plan released by the state board of education last week, in-person instruction for children is urged. School nurses have always had an important job, but as you might imagine, they’ll be a critical part of schools reopening plans in the fall.

The 21st speaks to members of the Illinois Association of School Nurses and a middle school teacher about the importance of in-person instruction for young children.


Juanita Gryfinski, President of the Illinois Association of School Nurses at St. Charles CUSD 

Gloria E. Barrera, President-Elect of the Illinois Association of School Nurses 

Louise Stomper, teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Schiller Park


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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