WATCH LIVE: Governor Walz Announces Back to School Plans
JT Thaden | Jul 30, 2020 AT 8:14 am
DETROIT LAKES (KDOM) - Governor Tim Walz will announce his back to school plans for the state today at 2pm.
School Districts across the state are modeling what it would look like to bring all students back to class in the fall, implement distance learning or a hybrid model.
Many state officials are leaning toward a hybrid model in an effort to serve students’ academic, emotional and social needs by reuniting them with teachers and peers, but Detroit Lakes Public School's Superintendent, Mark Jenson during a recent School Board meeting says that option is actually the most problematic,
"I'm going to be honest, it's probably the most challenging schedule...it's also a really expensive model – we will have to run buses at half, hire more teachers...the most challenging aspect is what the schedule does for families."
Governor Walz' announcement will be carried live today at 2pm 1340am/93.1fm, kdlmradio.com and via the Lakes Area Radio App.