Full interview: Southfield Public Schools superintendent discusses return plans

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Dr. Jennifer Green, superintendent of the Southfield Public Schools district, talked to us about plans for returning to school this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

She talked about a need for business engagement to get almost half of her students connected in time for fall. About 25% of students do not have individual devices or connectivity -- phones don’t count.

Because Southfield was so hard-hit by the virus, and continues to be hard-hit by COVID-19, she is giving parents a deadline to decide if they want to opt-in for in-person or virtual learning. She also discussed whether or not in-person learning will be possible at the start of the school year.

Watch the full interview above.

Related: Here’s what Michigan school districts have planned for the fall amid the pandemic

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Michigan school districts, colleges and universities are working to prepare for a return to in-person classes this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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