ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Compass Academy Charter School has many parents concerned after failing to provide a virtual learning option, to every student, for the upcoming school year.
“They’re trying to find these loopholes and immunities because they’re a charter school and they are acting like everything is fine and we are going to go back to normal we’re going to go back to school and everything is going to be normal,” said one parent.
Right now, the only students allowed to learn virtually are the ones who test positive or have been exposed to COVID-19.
Their handout, Strong Start, that was given to parents does not mention immune-compromised children, families, or students who are uncomfortable going back. Leaving one parent, who does not want to be identified, concerned for her asthmatic son.
“When I called them to voice my concern they said ‘well, this is what we are doing and if you don’t like it you can withdraw your children.’ they’ve told that to several other parents,” she said.
She doesn’t understand why this is the case since they pay a technology fee and every student is required to have an iPad or Chromebook as a part of their supplies.
“He is afraid to go to school. They are only sanitizing once a day and I feel like that is also irresponsible,” she added.
We reached out to Compass Academy about these parent’s concerns but they said they were unavailable to comment at this time.