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Distance Learning Plans Are Ready Across Washtenaw County

Apr 23, 2020

The state deadline to start implementing “distance learning plans” for school districts during the coronavirus pandemic is April 28th. 


The Washtenaw Intermediate School District says all of its nine districts have already started offering distance learning plans to students.  WISD had to review and approve plans presented by the districts.  Assistant Superintendent Naomi Norman says broadband service options are being offered as part of some of the plans.  

"Strengthening the wireless internet access in the parking lots around the schools for families who may not have it at home.  It’s included providing hot spots for families, if that is something that would work where they’ve living."

Norman says some of the plans include basic practices, like paper and pencil, while others consist of online courses.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu