School officials will have to make some tough decisions very soon about the rest of the school year. One of them is whether to send layoff notices to teachers and other school staff who aren’t working. That would save money for later in case the school year is extended to make up for days lost due to the COVID-19 outbreak. School officials have sent a letter to Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Legislature. They’re asking the state to provide some certainty to parents, school staff, and students. We have more from Rick Pluta.