Schools grapple with decisions over fall education scenarios

Preparing to Open in Uncertain Times Sisseton School District is just one of many school districts in the area grappling with how to open school safely this fall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Flexibility will be required, with many schools making adjustments to schedules, facilities and procedures, and offering on-line options. ~ Courier Photo

By Mimi Larsen Staff Writer

School district staff all over the state, and the entire country, are grappling with how to safely open up K-12 schools this fall, in the midst of on-going concerns over a novel coronavirus that doesn’t seem to want to go away.

In South Dakota, the authorities of each school are allowed to make their own decision about how, and whether, to open schools to on-site learning. In Minnesota, all of the schools are waiting on an executive decision by their governor. For more on this story and many more please purchase a copy of the Sisseton Courier or puchase an e-edtion.