Banks, CORONAVIRUS, EDUCATION

State loosens COVID-19 standards for some counties, school districts

The Banks Elementary School on August 5, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley

The state updated the “Ready Schools, Safe Learners” document Friday, October 30 to relax standards for reopening schools in Oregon, a move that Governor Kate Brown said could allow up to 130,000 students to return to in-person education right away. Individual districts ultimately make a decision on whether to reopen once they meet state standards for doing so. 

“Today we are sharing scheduled updates to our metrics for schools. Guided by data, these metrics offer an intentional and measured approach to returning to in-person instruction while recognizing the importance of meeting our kids’ academic . . .

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