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‘Children are burned out’: RPS parents worry too much screen time affecting their kids

By iwano@_84

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Kids have become mentally and physically exhausted with the city’s virtual school schedule, according to some parents.

8News has learned that dozens of parents relayed to the Richmond School Board that they worry their children are spending too much time in front of a screen.

Elliot Haskell, the father of a kindergarten student at Obama Elementary School, said: “My daughter has been regularly ending the day with headaches.” Haskell and others read their comments during Monday’s virtual board meeting.

Sarah Hall, who has children who attend G H Reid Elementary School, said: “After lunch, my children are burned out, tired and have lost focus.”

The Board proposed altering the school schedule. The vote, however, did not take place Monday. The Board plans to survey parents soon. In the meantime, parents like Hannah Abbey say children as young

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