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Banks School District will begin the school year online

An April 9, 2017 photo of the Banks High School and Middle School. Photo: Chas Hundley

BANKS - The Banks School District will begin the school year online on September 8, superintendent Jeff Leo announced Tuesday afternoon.

"Countries that have managed to safely reopen school buildings have done so with declining infection rates and on-demand testing. Unfortunately, presently Oregon has neither. The escalating infection rates of the past few weeks make it clear the pandemic is not yet under control," Leo wrote in a letter posted on the school district website and emailed to parents.

Read the full letter here.

The move to start the school year in the Comprehensive Distance learning model comes as the state has . . .

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