OLATHE, Kan. (WDAF) — A Johnson County college instructor has discovered a brand new approach to study the consequences of this pandemic on the schooling course of.
Alisha Morris, a performing arts teacher at Olathe West Excessive Faculty, has shaped a web based database that particulars each coronavirus case that impacts an American college. The attain of her mission extends nationally, and she or he’s believed to be the one educator to perform this process.
When Morris began compiling her database of colleges affected by COVID-19, she was doing it on her personal. Now, Morris has 40 volunteers serving to her do it.
The net database she’s put collectively compiles each COVID-19 case that touches a college in any means, whether or not it’s a dad or mum or instructor being identified, a pupil or a help workers member. There are millions of them Morris and her crew have written down.
“Seeing all of it collectively in a single listing was what was attention-grabbing about it,” Morris mentioned.
It’s all public info too. Morris’ mission reveals what number of college districts began the yr with just a few COVID circumstances, however that usually instances modified as soon as college students gathered once more.
“The unfold was faintly evident. Inside just a few days, there have been extra circumstances,” Morris mentioned.
Morris mentioned a few of these districts needed to shift their studying fashions to on-line classwork. She mentioned her aim was to point out how widespread this pandemic’s results have been on educators and college students.
“I truly did share this info with my board of schooling. They mentioned thanks — it’s good to see this multi functional place. It’s been very useful for us to have information to make knowledgeable selections,” Morris mentioned.
Vulnerability is a big piece of this puzzle. Morris mentioned she knew the pandemic may have an effect on folks of all ages, however this proves it. As for her information, Morris mentioned she hopes it may very well be used to avoid wasting lives, or to maintain faculties working and doing it safely.
Hyperlinks to submit an info for consideration can be found on the spreadsheet itself.