Whitmer wants K-12 schools reopened by March 1

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Jan 08, 2021

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will strongly encourage all K-12 schools in Michigan to reopen for in-person instruction by March 1 as the starts offering the coronavirus vaccine to teachers.

Two education officials briefed on the governor’s planned announcement spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity ahead of a Friday afternoon news conference.

Many schools have been fully remote during the pandemic.

The governor will not seek to require in-person classes — her unilateral emergency powers were curbed by a court ruling — but she wants them at least to be offered.