INDIANAPOLIS (WTWO/WAWV) – A state representative from Terre Haute issued a statement Wednesday afternoon in support of teachers around the state of Indiana in response to COVID-19 cases stemming from the reopening of school districts.
State Rep. Tonya Pfaff (D), alongside Rep. Melanie Wright (D) of Yorktown, sent out a message that called the current climate around schools a “no-win situation,” especially for teachers and school staffs.
“They must balance not only their own well-being, but the health and safety of an entire community,” Pfaff said, before promising to make sure that educators’ voices were heard.
“As schools across Indiana return, an increase in COVID-19 cases is inevitable,” she added, “Keeping students safe, as well as educated, is the top priority of every teacher right now, but I understand that many educators may feel powerless in this pandemic.”
Wright added that the news of coronavirus infections during the first week of returns was “heartbreaking,” and vowed to “continue to fight…as Hoosier schools confront this unprecedented situation.”