On Monday, Washington governor Jay Inslee signed an emergency announcement instructing the state’s K-12 schools to offer students in-person learning.
“It’s time to get back to the classroom,” he said.
The proclamation instructs schools to offer a hybrid option to all students in kindergarten through fifth or sixth grade – depending on the district – by April 5. All remaining students must have the opportunity to hybrid learning by April 19, the regulation says.
By that date, school districts must hold at least 30% of their weekly average class hours as in-person on-campus tuition for all K-12 students.
Even with the order, parents still have the option to leave their children at home if they prefer.
As the districts provide updates, what are the remaining questions you have when students return to school buildings and teach in person?
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