Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Minnesota parents still left hanging after Walz order on schools

 

Aaron Lavinsky - Star Tribune

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan spoke Thursday after Gov. Tim Walz, left, announced the learning plan for Minnesota schools for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.

David Perry had been waiting for months to learn whether his two middle-­school children will be heading back to their Shoreview school in the fall.

He was still left hanging Thursday after Gov. Tim Walz announced a localized, model-driven approach to opening schools in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Decisions on whether to return to class, continue distance learning, or use some hybrid of both, will depend on the number of COVID-19 cases in a given area and a school's ability to meet health and safety standards. School districts are expected to announce in the coming weeks one of three learning models they will use based on the formula laid out by the administration.

"I don't feel like I know any more today about what is going to happen in September than I did yesterday, and we've been building up to this big announcement," said Perry, whose son has Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder. The family needs more time to plan for his education. "I don't feel I'm any closer to understanding what's going to happen with my kids or my work schedule," Perry said.

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-parents-still-left-hanging-after-walz-order-on-schools/571962492/

 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 08/11/2020 21:37