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Ann Arbor students likely to start new year online

Associated Press

Ann Arbor – One of Michigan’s largest school districts will likely start the new year with online instruction only.

The Ann Arbor district will open classrooms to more than 18,000 students only if coronavirus conditions improve, MLive.com reported.

The Ann Arbor district will open classrooms to more than 18,000 students only if coronavirus conditions improve, MLive.com reported.

“I don’t know if we have any other choice,” school board member Rebecca Lazarus said. “If we’re putting student safety at the forefront, virtual is what we have to do until we can get this under control.”

A formal vote is planned for next week. But board members had no objections to the district’s plan Wednesday night.

The Ann Arbor district is offering three online options, including one for grades 6-12 that would allow students to complete assignments at their own pace. Teachers would offer feedback.

All students will be provided with an iPad or Chromebook.