Indiana schools to have flexibility when reopening

(photo supplied / Warsaw Community Schools)

Indianapolis (AP) — Students in Indiana will return to school in the coming months, but what that looks like will vary widely across the state.

State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick addressed teachers and administrators during a webinar Tuesday following the state Department of Education’s release of school reentry guidelines last week. She emphasized the “freedom” local leaders have to determine how their schools will reopen and operate during the coronavirus pandemic.

McCormick says that with many schools starting the academic year by early August, some expect to hold all or most classes online. Others, especially in rural areas, plan to return to the “brick and mortar” setting as soon as possible.