Overwhelmed’ teachers lead Virginia Beach City to end certain school days early

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. withs summers off is rather grueling.

One Virginia school district has made select Wednesdays shorter for students as teacher burnout through the coronavirus pandemic drags on.

The district’s superintendent said the move was to give teachers more time amid a historic shortage of educators.

“Our teachers are just tired — they’re tired and they’re overwhelmed and dealing with a lot of the mental health issues that I think many folks are dealing with as a result of the pandemic,” Aaron Spence, superintendent of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools, said on Yahoo Finance Live (video above). “We talked to them about how we can help, and they gave us a lot of different thoughts. And one of the things they told us was ‘We just need more time.'”

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