On Sunday, July 19, Inweekly had The Political Matrix poll 1,000 parents which children in Escambia County public schools. Nearly two-thirds of them are uncomfortable about Superintendent Malcolm Thomas opening the schools next month.
Mobile County, Ala, has moved to opening its school to Sept. 1st and will hold classes online for the first nine weeks. The poll found that 59.2% of the parents would prefer following Mobile’s lead and delay reopening to September. Only 30.7% want them to open in August.
|Moving Opening to 9/1||592||59.2%|
|Opening in August||307||30.7%|
The majority felt schools should require students to wear face masks.
Only about 40% were satisfied with the information the district has supplied them on reopening.
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The persons sampled were Escambia County likely voters with a voting score of 85% for the general election cycles. The voters called were those only with landlines and were called using an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system during the hours of 4-8 p.m. on July 19. The Margin of Error for this study is +/- 4.5% with a confidence level of 95%.