March 15, 2021

2021 Focus on Advocacy – March 15 Report

Governor orders more in-person learning this school year
Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant,

Perhaps the most interesting thing that happened this past week was Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement Friday, March 12, that through an emergency proclamation to be issued this coming week, all schools in Washington must offer the opportunity for in-person learning to students who choose that option. The announcement came with direction that all Department of Health and other safety protocols (including the six-feet distance between students) also must be maintained, and that the order did not mean all students would be returned to buildings 100% of the time.

Read the full report here.

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