Coronavirus, education, OREGON

Gov. Brown issues plan for schools to be allowed to open fully by February

The Forest Grove School District central office. Photo: Chas Hundley

Thousands of Oregon students could be back in classrooms by Feb. 15 under a new plan issued by Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday that will turn control of school reopening to local school districts. 

Until now, district reopening plans have been tied directly to COVID-19 metrics within the county the district is located in; under the new directive, beginning Jan. 1, that mandate will be advisory only, and districts will choose whether to reopen or not, Brown said in a press . . .

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