More Minnesota schools can continue online option, will make local choices on pandemic precautions
July 23, 2021
All Minnesota public schools can choose to offer an online learning option this fall - but they won't be required to do so, as they were earlier in the pandemic.
The Minnesota Department of Education made that announcement this month, loosening the requirements for districts and charters that wanted to keep distance learning even as most students return to classrooms.
Instead of having to get the state's full approval as a permanent online learning provider, districts can provide online classes to their students as they work through a longer application process.