MN Schools Get Some Flexibility on Back-to-school

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota state officials on Thursday unveiled a plan to reopen schools this fall that gives districts some flexibility to toggle between in-person and online learning.

But they reserved the right for the state to step in if the coronavirus gets out of control in a particular district.

Gov. Tim Walz acknowledged the importance of schools and the value of in-person learning, but said the state’s top priority is safety.

Districts will work with the state Health and Education departments to determine whether to use in-person instruction, online learning or a hybrid model.

They will have the ability to become more or less restrictive depending on the virus.

 

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