Dearborn Public Schools extends online learning another month

Board votes to extend online learning in November

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DEARBORN, Mich. – The Dearborn Schools Board of Education voted Monday to extend online learning in the district for another month.

The district started school on Aug. 31 with plans to be online until at least Oct. 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Back in September that was extended to Oct. 12, then extended again on Monday (Oct. 12) for at least another month.

The next Board meeting is now scheduled for Oct. 26. At that meeting they plan to “reevaluate conditions and agreed to continue and expand the in-school learning labs that launched districtwide last week,” reads a statement from the district.

When Dearborn Public Schools leaders first announced the plan for starting the school year virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic they said middle school and high school students should expect to spend five to eight hours a week on each class, totaling 30 or more hours each week. Elementary students should expect to work 20 to 30 hours a week on school work, officials said.

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.