Here’s a question independent schools barely have time to ask (or answer) at the moment, because everyone is in a frenzy managing day-to-day operations. The effort expended by individuals and teams to keep schools functioning right now is massive.
As a result, school personnel are exhausted. Speaking openly about systemic fatigue and the unsustainability of this flat-out way of working, however, is risky. Yet, an honest assessment of and conversation about how people are faring currently is the most humane — and strategic — way forward this fall/winter.