Minneapolis elementary schools headed to in-person return for students
January 12, 2021
Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff is proposing the district begin offering full-time, in-person instruction to its youngest learners in February.
First up would be preschoolers and kindergartners on Feb. 8 and first- and second-graders on Feb. 10, followed by students in grades 3-5 on Feb. 22, under a recommendation to be presented to the school board on Tuesday.
"Many of our youngest learners are suffering in distance learning. Not just academically, but socially and emotionally as well," Graff wrote in an update to families Friday. "There are long-term consequences for them should they not have an opportunity to choose an in-person learning option."