MN school plans for the fall will be announced July 30

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and Governor Tim Walz will announce their “strategy to educate students” this fall a week from today, on July 30.

Schools were previously directed to develop three contingency plans to prepare for the 2020 school year based on three scenarios—all students return to school, students return to school under a hybrid model, no students return to school (distance learning only).

Gov. Walz has previously indicated that schools will be reopening in some form.

An MDE informal parent survey discovered 64.3% of respondents are “comfortable” sending their student to school in the fall. There is mounting evidence that children are less likely to become infected with the coronavirus, and there is little to no evidence of children-to-adult transmission. If schools don’t reopen, the consequences are high.

Visit and let Gov. Walz know online learning isn’t enough and our kids need to be in the classroom this fall. Thousands of Minnesota parents have already made their voice heard.