Minnesota promises late July decision on K-12 schools

June 19, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota officials aren’t yet ready to decide how the state’s K-12 schools will reopen this fall.

The departments of Health and Education are asking schools to plan for three scenarios. Those are: in-person learning, hybrid learning with distancing and capacity limits, or online-only.

They’re promising a decision by the last week of July, and caution that schools may have to switch models mid-year.

The continued wait has drawn criticism from some Republican leaders, who say schools need guidance now.

They’re proposing that local districts and administrators should be allowed to make the decisions they think best.