The Minnesota Department of Education says they will NOT make a decision until late July on what K-12 schooling will look like this fall. For now, Deputy Education Commissioner Heather Mueller says they are asking districts to plan for three potential scenarios: a full return in person, distance learning only, and a hybrid plan that includes social distancing and capacity limits.

“As schools take the time to make their contingency plans, no matter what the virus brings, our students will come back to better this school year.”

State Representative Ron Kresha says school districts in greater Minnesota should not be asked to fit their plans around a one-sized fits all approach from the Walz administration.

“We’re going to have to just realize we have to live with this, and let our local school districts control their own environment.”

State officials say they will make their decision by the week of July 27th.