MN school districts to make final call for fall school reopening

Henrietta Brewer
July 31, 2020

Most students in the Ashland School District will start their year away from the classroom, school officials announced on Thursday.

The district plans to use universal health precautions, which include requiring everyone to wear a mask, asking students and staff to stay home when sick, encouraging frequent hand-washing and continuous cleaning of high-touch areas.

Similar to other states, Minnesota school districts will have several options for students this fall: distance learning, in person learning, or a hybrid model.

From the state-level metrics alone, most students would be unable to attend in-person classes at present.

She said the district has had an increase of calls from parents with questions about the return to campus and online learning.

"This is a localized, data driven approach to making sure school districts where it is physically possible to teach our students we will do that", Walz said.

The Ford Government says elementary school students from kindergarten through to grade 8 will attend school five days a week and be kept within a single group of students for the full day.

Deiter says he hopes to get students back in school "in a short amount of time and in a way that is safe and sustainable for everyone". Specific schedules for students are still being developed.

"We have received multiple updates on the blueprint requirements throughout summer and important revisions that must be addressed to incorporate a more robust Distance Learning model", the District said. - St. Lucie County school leaders are showing families the new procedures that will be in place as the school year begins to protect students and staff from COVID-19.

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