Wisconsin’s governor says parents should expect to send their kids to school this fall. Governor Tony Evers yesterday said there are concerns about going back to school during the coronavirus, but he said most schools in the state should open by September 1st.
However, he is not saying if that means in-person or online classes. Evers says the decision about what the new school year will look like is up to local schools.
And that brings us here…The 3 “R’s” are Readin’ Riting’ and ‘Rithmatic, but they might not add a 4th “RETURN” as Back-to-school in Eau Claire might not actually mean sending kids back to schools.
The city’s school board is set to talk about a phased-in start to the school year on Monday. The early idea is to start with online learning from home, then slowly bring kids back into classrooms when the city’s public health department says it’s safe. No one is guessing when that will be, or what the phased-in school year will look like.
Superintendent Michael Johnson says the goal is safety. We’ll keep you posted as our local districts make those decisions getting closer to fall.