It’s back to the drawing board for Michigan schools.
There’s no denying that COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the plans for many school districts.
School districts in the state have spent months deciding what the school year would like for Michigan’s students and teachers. Education officials in the Farmington school district announced plans Tuesday to implement remote learning for secondary children until early 2021.
Other school districts feel confident about the state of their affairs, even pushing for in-person learning.
“In Wayne County the past six weeks have seen an improvement, even though statewide the numbers are going up. We’re starting to see the numbers go back up, but we’re in pretty good shape,” Wayne Resa Superintendent Randy Liepa said.
Some feel bringing students back would do more harm than good. Novi Community School District Superintendent Dr. Steve Matthews says in-person classes would be disruptive to the students learning.
“Bringing them back in November would lead to changing teachers, changing schedules which would be disruptive for students,” Superintendent Dr. Steve Matthews said. “The numbers haven’t changed significantly to bring students back didn’t make sense to us.”