Full interview: Southfield Public Schools superintendent discusses return plans

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.
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.

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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