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Saline Area Schools Is Prepared For The New School Year And Will Offer Learning Model Options

Sep 3, 2020

Saline Area Schools says they’re ready to kick off the new school year next Tuesday, but, for now, will not allow students to make changes to the learning model format they selected for the fall. 


That means that if a student selected the fully virtual learning model, they will remain in that format until November when the first trimester ends at Thanksgiving.  The same goes for the hybrid model.  District Superintendent Scot Graden explains why. 

Superintendent Scot Graden: Our systems are not built for kind of free flow to and from school, in-person and out of virtual.  And so, from a staffing standpoint and from a capacity standpoint, we really need to have people have checkpoints in terms of when we need to be able to staff effectively.  

Graden says 30% of the students selected the fully virtual learning model for the fall.  However, through September 25th, all students, except those with special needs and English language learners, will start off the new school year learning virtually, with the hybrid model beginning September 28th. 

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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