Detroit schools set date to resume in-person classes


According to official data, the Detroit Public Schools Community District is bringing its students back to face-to-face study on March 8th.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti announced this to families on Thursday, saying that they still have the option to continue learning online if they so choose.

In November, Michigan’s largest school district temporarily halted face-to-face tuition and switched to online learning as COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Detroit.

On Wednesday, the learning centers reopened where students can log into online lessons and get help with schoolwork.

Detroit district officials said they were hoping to resume face-to-face learning by mid-March, or when the city’s COVID-19 positive infection rate is well below 5%.

According to the union agreement, teachers have the option to return to the classrooms and staff must take another COVID test before returning to work.

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer escalated her urge to get all Michigan school districts to offer face-to-face tuition.

Whitmer said 83% of Michigan’s more than 800 districts offered face-to-face learning. About 97% of traditional districts will offer students some level of personal learning by March 1, according to state officials.

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Dusty Kennedy