Deciding whether to send your children back to the school building in the Fall, home school, or opt for online learning has been a difficult one for many Iowa families.
Tyler Coe, a divorce and family law attorney with Whitfield and Eddy Law in Des Moines, says the situation is especially complex for children whose parents live in separate households.
Coe received 11 calls Friday from current and former clients asking which parent gets to make the call.
“One parent may be worried that the lack of in-person contact with other students, other children, teachers, other educators; that’s really impacting children’s mental health,” said Coe.
On the flip side, Coe says the other parent may worry about their kids getting sick from COVID-19.
“The other worry is, if they do go back into classrooms, there’s not going to be a whole lot of social distancing possible. You know, kids are probably not going to want to wear face coverings. Whatever it may be, these parents are concerned it will only increase the spread of COVID-19,” Coe said.
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