Northville parents, educators clash over in-person learning

District superintendent recommended virtual learning for middle, high schools until Jan. 19

Parents, educators clash over in-person learning in Northville Public Schools
Parents, educators clash over in-person learning in Northville Public Schools

NORTHVILLE, Mich. – Northville Public Schools has worked with a hybrid school year with students learning in person.

On Monday, the district met to discuss the future of in-person learning.

”Whatever happens it’s not going to please everyone,” said district superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher, who laid out a recommendation for the district.

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Following the mandatory three-week shutdown of high schools, Gallagher wants to keep the middle and high school virtual until Jan. 19.

Elementary schools would take a week-on, week-off approach.

During public comment, several parents, who are also doctors and healthcare workers, pushed hard for in-person learning.

READ: Michigan’s ‘3-week pause’ COVID restrictions in effect: What to know

You can watch the full report in the video posted above.


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