Michigan lawmakers reach agreement on Return to Learn plan for fall school

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Posted at 9:04 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 11:40:57-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and state legislative leaders have announced an agreement to get students back to school this fall.

It comes ahead of a weekend legislative session where lawmakers are set to debate several education-related bills.

According to lawmakers, the agreement allows the school districts to determine the best course of action for their students, including online, in person, or hybrid instruction, based on information from their local health departments.

They released the following statement about the deal:

"Today, we reached a bipartisan deal that will give students, parents, educators, and support staff much needed support, flexibility, and certainty as we approach the new school year. They deserve peace of mind about what the next few months will hold in store, and this legislation will provide it."

Officials also released the following document outlining the agreement;

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