HOLBROOK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – Schools across Arizona are tracking the COVID-19 trends to find the safest way back to the classroom.
Holbrook Unified School District in northeastern Arizona plans to open its doors to students at the end of July.
Gov. Doug Ducey has announced $270 million in funding that will benefit education in Arizona amid the coronavirus pandemic.
School leaders are working together to make sure everyone is safe when school opens back up, and they are looking at different options, including in-class learning, blended learning and online learning.
"I think that the philosophy for us is that we know it's not going away, and we're balancing health and wellness with education,” Dr. Robbie Koeperich said. “We know both of them are equally important, probably health and wellness a little bit more at this point, but I feel we feel like we can come together and develop a strategic plan to get our kids back in our school systems."
Mesa Public Schools will give students three options for learning this fall: In-person learning, remote learning, and modified in-person (which is sort of a mix of the other 2).
Although classes start soon, there are a lot of changes that could potentially happen for districts in Arizona.