DETROIT – School districts are starting to decide if they’re going to hold classes remotely this fall or not.
Dearborn schools announced last week that the district will offer an online-only option for students amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Districts are expected to get their back-to-school plan to the state by Friday. Then, they have to alert parents by Monday.
The state’s largest district, with 51,000 students -- Detroit Public Schools Community District, has a split model and superintendent Nikolai Vitti said that parents should have a choice. The district will be offering both virtual and face-to-face learning options.
Depending on the district, as few as 30 percent of parents said they don’t feel safe sending their children back into a physical classroom when there’s a pandemic.
Some communities however, said that as many as 60 percent of parents want their children to stay home.
Out of 29 school districts, most are leaning toward remote learning only.