CMS mom pushes for virtual learning option for youngest students – WSOC Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Courtney Chanthaboury has a full household of CMS students with a rising 9th grader, 7th grader, 3rd grader, first 1st grader, and Kindergartener.

Last school year, they were enrolled in the full remote academy. This coming year, she’s still figuring out what to do with her youngest kids.

CMS is offering a virtual learning option for grades 3-12. Chanthaboury says she, her husband, and her oldest children are vaccinated, but her young ones aren’t yet eligible.

“I 100% believe that the children should be in-person learning, however I don’t think it’s safe right now without them having that vaccine and I think with only Grades 3-12th able to go to online school does not make sense.  So my two youngest who are not eligible to receive the vaccine are required to go in-person.”

Chanthaboury also says she and some of her kids are immunocompromised.

“There are a lot of variables there that I’m not comfortable with and once that we can get that vaccine I really would like my children to be back in the classroom but that doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon,” she said. “So we’re willing to do one more year of virtual learning and I’m hoping this sparks a conversation with the CMS board.”