As New School Year Begins, Some Immunocompromised Families Feel Left Behind

The Yeoh family (from left): Mitchell, Mason, Ian and Lezah. With serious health issues, the family is worried about the start of school because Fairfield does not have a virtual learning option. (Joe Amon/Connecticut Public)

As the new school year begins and students head back to the classroom, some immunocompromised families feel left behind. That’s because many districts across Connecticut aren’t offering a remote learning option, and for many families, returning to the classroom is like choosing between their education and their health.

Ten-year-old Lane Mayville is used to tearing up the soccer field with his team at Roger Sherman Elementary School in Fairfield, but for the past year, it’s been Lane, his dad and two nets in their front yard in between remote learning lessons.

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