According to the Lansing State Journal, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said that it's highly unlikely Michigan students will return to classrooms this school year.

Whitmer said that they are working diligently to come up with a plan to meet the needs of our kids. Anyone who's watching globally what's happening with this pandemic probably knows it's not going to be this year.

In a recent letter, educators called on state officials to immediately provide clarity to Michiganders on what's next for our children. Further delay creates uncertainty for countless communities across our state.

The letter was sent on behalf of the Michigan Association of School Boards as well as associations representing school superintendents and intermediate school districts.

Asked at a news conference when educators could expect a plan, Whitmer said it would likely come in the next week or so.

The powers of the executive office are immense, especially in times like these, according to governor Whitmer. We've already had  a lot of meetings with the Legislature, with the Michigan Department of Education, with our experts on the front line, superintendents and teachers, to make sure we have a thoughtful solution.

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