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Governor Walz announces plans to prioritize in-person learning for elementary students

On Wednesday, December 16, Governor Walz announced plans to prioritize in-person learning for early learning and elementary students. School districts throughout Minnesota were also given updated protocols for how to safely bring students back to school in a hybrid or in-person learning model.

“At this time, we are still evaluating the guidance and figuring out what this means for Brooklyn Center,” said Superintendent Dr. Carly Baker. “We were prepared to announce our decision to continue with distance learning across our system through the end of the first semester. We will now reevaluate those plans in accordance with today’s guidance from the Governor. 

As we move forward with planning, we will prioritize the following goals:

  • Continue the relationships that have been established with students, families, and teachers
  • Ensure staff can provide a healthy and stable learning environment to students
  • Continue to provide a safe and healthy work environment for all employees

Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Education also announced changes to youth and high school athletics. Athletics and activities practices are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 4. More information to follow as plans are finalized. 

More information will be shared with our community over the next few weeks.