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DeKalb County teachers protest, asks for 'safe return' to protect employees and students

The organization said they want united efforts to be taken in order to facilitate a safe return amid the pandemic.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — DeKalb County teachers came together to continue protests for a safe return to a COVID-free classroom on Saturday afternoon.

The protest took place at the commissioner's office on Commerce Drive in Decatur.

"The DeKalb County School District has not taken, in good faith, reasonable safety measures nor implemented an adequate protocol to protect employees and students," a release from the Organization of DeKalb Educators said. 

The organization said they want united efforts to be taken in order to facilitate a safe return amid the pandemic.

The release went on to say they have three significant actions planned to bring attention to the health impact that returning to the classroom puts on "DeKalb County School District employees, students, and the larger DeKalb County community."

Teachers in DeKalb County also protested in-person learning back in December. That protest was held at the DeKalb County School District offices in Stone Mountain.