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Schools strain for clarity on opening

Wrenshall looks at mix of in-school and distance learning


July 24, 2020

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Scenes like this one in September 2019 of kindergartners first visit to the library at the school in Wrenshall will not be repeated in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic continues and schools try to safely reopen.

As a pandemic summer heats up meteorologically, so has the national rhetoric around how school districts will start classes in August and September. Normally sleepy and short meetings of school boards across Carlton County have become hours-long discussions on what school days will look like in the fall. Committees of staff have formed and ramped up planning in the past few weeks as an announcement is expected Monday from state leaders on how things will proceed.

While Covid-19 cases in Minnesota have generally flattened the past month, with the exception of rising cases among young people,...

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