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Auburn schools will start year fully-remote, consider in-person learning at a later date

After receiving 1,000 responses from parents in the Auburn Enlarged City School District they will start the 2020-21 academic year remotely.

Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo gave the update on Tuesday at a school board meeting. The district had planned to attempt in-person learning as recently as last week.

Now all students will learn remotely.


“Yes, we have many parents that are not fearful of sending their kids back to school, but again, we have the needs of Auburn (and) our community, and we have to do it with the resources that are in front of us,” Pirozzolo said. “I think the hybrid model is the model that we are striving toward, I just don’t know if we’re there yet.”

While district officials discussed the prospect of bringing students back on a grade-by-grade basis – no timetable was put on it.

“The one thing that I want to emphasize is we want to get our children back to school as soon as possible in a safe way where our children and parents feel safe, where our staff feel safe,” Pirozzolo added during the meeting.

 

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