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Washtenaw County High Schools Switch To Virtual Learning, Effective Today

Nov 18, 2020

As of today, Wednesday, November 18th, all high schools in Washtenaw County with in-person instruction have shifted to virtual learning only.  

New COVID-19 state guidelines are requiring all high schools in Michigan to make the change to help prevent the spread of the virus.  Cherie Vannatter is the interim deputy superintendent for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and says the temporary switch should not cost districts any additional funding.

Interim Deputy Superintendent Cherie Vannatter: Because we all had been doing virtual learning previously, we really made those shifts as far as getting access and getting devices into the hands of our students much earlier, either in the spring or initially in the fall.

In addition to high schools, Vannatter says some districts are also considering switching their K-8 in-person instruction to virtual learning during the next three weeks.  Saline Area Schools have already made that change.

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