Every day we often hear the question on everyone’s mind: “When will things return to normal?”. The answer we get most frequently to this question from authorities, specialists and experts in their fields is that “We don’t know. We quite simply do not have enough data, history, or experience with this novel coronavirus to make any accurate forecasts or predictions”.
Perhaps the scariest answer we may hear is “Never”. A return to what was previously considered normal may not be possible for years to come according to many experts, if at all. Again, the lack of knowledge regarding COVID-19 leads to a plethora of potential scenarios and possible issues that may end up resulting in a “new normal” way of life in the future for both Americans and the rest of the world. Especially when it comes to the future of our educational system.
This long-term ongoing state of “not knowing” can result into feelings of powerlessness that, over time, grow into uncertainty, frustration, and fear in many individuals.
School Closures – An Example of Fueling the Uncertainty and Fear
Using our educational system as an example, it’s common knowledge that the coronavirus pandemic forced widespread school closures in the U.S. in an unprecedented disruption of K-12 schooling. So far, it is estimated that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools and affected over 55 million students. Plus, the school closures also affect millions of other people, such as parents and various school employees. Numerous essential and frontline workers who have school aged children were also forced to stay at home in order to take care of and educate their kids due to the closures.
So when will schools finally reopen? A reasonable question it seems, whose answer would ease a lot of the current uncertainty and fear that exists. Yet once again the answer is “Who really knows”?
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said last week that he expects schools can reopen in the fall. Yet he still can’t be certain until more questions about the coronavirus are finally answered, he added.
Right now, 38 states, 3 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia have ordered or recommended school building closures for the rest of the academic year, affecting approximately 41 million public school and 5 million private school students. Other proposed solutions and timetables discussed by various individual states and cities have included:
- Starting schools earlier in the Fall
- Shrinking the curriculum to cover only core subjects
- Having this year’s lessons be woven into next year’s
- Increasing the utilization of online and distance learning
- Holding back more children
- Creation of new “half-grade step-ups”
- Creation of a “massive” summer school program
- Whenever schools eventually do reopen, researchers say the likely result is a generation of students facing a “new normal” when it comes to getting an education in the foreseeable future.
Bursari – The Next Generation Transaction Processing System
Since no one really knows when schools will reopen, or for that matter when life will return to “normal” and what that “normal” may look like, as Americans we remain hopeful and optimistic as always. You can rest assured that Bursari will be there working with you to help ease any financial transaction woes by offering leading innovation in payment processing, flexibility, and customization, as well as security, privacy and compliance to the highest industry standards.
Bursari, the next-generation transaction processing system, was created to offer schools, sports organizations, churches, and community enterprises the ease, power, and security of 21st Century transaction processing technology. Bursari’s intuitive system achieves this by utilizing the newest cutting-edge technology powered by Fiserv. Some of our system’s numerous features and benefits include:
- Getting paid up to 10 times faster
- Comprehensive reporting tools
- All your reports in one central place
- All data is exportable (CSV format) and portable to Excel, Crystal Reports, QuickBooks, etc.
- Secure & private
- Notifications via texts or emails
- Multiple users
We encourage you to take Bursari for a “test drive” and find out for yourself why Bursari is the preferred next-generation transaction processing system. Simply visit us at Bursari.com to sign up now! There are no sign-up fees, no maintenance costs, nor any long-term contracts. So, take the Bursari system for a “test drive”, or for more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pay by Use
With Bursari, there’s no long, scary contract, no annual subscription, maintenance, or sign-up fees. Your school can use Bursari as much you want, and the cost is only a small fee per transaction. Don’t take our word for it—set up your account today! It only takes a few minutes. Bursari was created to offer schools, sports organizations, churches and community enterprises the ease, power and security of 21st Century transaction processing technology. Sign up today! Learn more at Bursari.com, email us now at email@example.com or contact us online with any questions or comments that you may have or call us at (855) 963-3220.