To the editor:

I am writing on behalf of my Franklin-based advocacy group, Parents for Students Safety, to recognize the work of the Williamson County School District on the front lines of the pandemic. 

From teaching to meals and to other support efforts, our school district is helping families and children through the COVID-19 crisis. 

The 19th annual National Healthy Schools Day was on Tuesday, but every week, we can all work hard to make children’s lives better.

During this critical time for schools and families, I have been following the information flow sent out by the Williamson County School District, which pointed to all the steps taken to improve safety, including ventilation and indoor air quality. 

The school district has acknowledged that the virus is airborne and the more people who are in a closed area, the more they need sources of fresh, clean air. 

The American Rescue Plan is sending $128 billion to K-12 schools across the country and some of that can be used for ventilation assessments and meeting CDC protocols. 

It is reassuring to know our schools have access to this support and have professionals and staff who can work for the good of the school community and its children.

Visit HealthySchools.org for information on National Healthy Schools Day as well as more about indoor air quality and ventilation, cleaning/disinfecting and how one can help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Thank you,

Daniela Kunz

Franklin

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