Racine Unified School District will start the school year with remote learning

Posted at 8:36 AM, Jul 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-24 14:02:55-04

The Racine Unified School District said it plans on 100 percent remote learning to start off the 2020-2021 school year.

The district said remote learning will go through the first quarter, which ends on Nov. 6.

"This decision was not made lightly. An RUSD Re-Entry Planning Team made up of more than 150 District administrators, teachers, community members and parents, has been planning for a safe return to school since May. The team has worked tirelessly to put together a plan that meets the academic and social/emotional needs of our students while keeping everyone safe," the district said in a press release Friday.

“We know that face-to-face learning is best for our students,” Superintendent Dr. Eric Gallien said. “And we’re committed to doing so when we know it is a safe decision. In the meantime, we are committed to providing a robust remote learning experience for every student.”

Detailed information will be provided to parents in the coming weeks, the district says.

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