Michigan Parents Raise Money To Challenge School Board Decision Not To Reopen Schools This Year

Michigan Parents Raise Money To Challenge School Board Decision Not To Reopen Schools This Year


Schools in Ann Arbor, Michigan have been closed since March 2020, providing only virtual classes since.

This week, the Ann Arbor School Board discussed possibly reopening schools in a “lengthy and thoroughly confusing discussion,” according to MLive. The discussion ended with a motion that would keep the majority of the city’s students confined to virtual learning through the end of the school year.

“The motion’s wording was changed at least a half dozen times during more than an hour of discussion over what its ramifications were, ending with a 5-2 vote at the Feb. 17 meeting directing Superintendent Jeanice Swift to present a plan to the board next week for allowing instruction to remain virtual for the remainder of the 2020-21 year, with the exception of serving those with the greatest needs,” MLive reported.

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This decision took the board nearly five-and-a-half hours to accept. The approved motion, according to the outlet, reads:

Redirect Dr. Swift to make a recommendation

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