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