Several of Minnesota's largest school districts plan to start year in hybrid mode
August 10, 2020
Districts across Minnesota have begun to announce their reopening plans for the new school year, with many opting for a "hybrid" blend of in-person instruction and distance learning.
In the Twin Cities metro area and beyond, several of the state's largest districts, including Anoka-Hennepin, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, Osseo, Mounds View and St. Cloud, intend to start the year in a hybrid format - provided they don't see a local spike in COVID-19 cases over the next few weeks.
Two large districts, Minneapolis and St. Paul, plan to keep students at home and begin the year with distance learning, while a few metro districts are delaying a decision until closer to the Sept. 8 start date for most public schools.