Green Bay will start school year virtually after board passes motion 5-2

Posted at 3:40 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 16:40:33-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- The Green Bay Area Public School District will start the 2020-2021 school year completely off-site with virtual instruction for all schools and grade levels.

The Board of Education voted 5-2 in favor of an all-online classroom model on Monday night after three hours of debate and discussion.

Classes will begin September 1 as originally planned.

The online model will be reviewed on a weekly basis using gating criteria of a 14-day trend of 5% or less positivity rate for COVID-19 tests in Brown County.

The district formally recommended this model over a blended or fully on-site structure last week, and held a public listening session Sunday night. They fielded 80 registered callers that included parents, teachers and community members.

Superintendent Murley said that ahead of Sunday night's livestream, the district received over 500 emails regarding the return to schools this fall.

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