Parents push for in-person learning in Grosse Pointe schools during school board meeting

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Posted at 11:24 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 13:01:30-04

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Tensions are building within the Grosse Pointe Public School system over how long middle and high school students will be kept out of in-person learning due to COVID-19.

A school board meeting ran very late at Brownell Middle School.

Some parents we talked to came with signs pushing for in-person learning to be brought back, given the fact all learning for middle and high school so far this year has been done virtually.

Hybrid in-person learning has already happened for elementary students.

Some parents are telling us they’re worried about their kids’ mental health and want to have the option to send their kids back to school now,

Their concern is also centered around virtual learning, giving kids fewer hours of education.

Also, an upcoming school board election has become controversial with complaints of alleged campaign finance violations.

Quite a few parents left before public comment came due to how late things ran.

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