Bozeman schools vote to stay closed for remainder of school year, distance learning to continue

Posted at 9:02 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 23:02:32-04

In a unanimous decision, the Bozeman Public Schools Board of Trustees voted to keep school campuses closed for the remainder of the current school year and continue remote learning for students.

Superintendent Bob Connors wrote the Board of Trustees on April 24, recommending that remote learning continue.

"After consultation with our Gallatin County health experts, Executive Cabinet, Instructional Cabinet, AA Superintendents, Gallatin County Superintendents, Tami Phillippi (Association), and the number of emails that have hit my inbox, it is my recommendation that the Board continues off-site learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year," Connors wrote.

In Gov. Steve Bullock's three-phase " “Reopening the Big Sky” plan, local school boards were given authority to decide how best to serve their students. Schools may choose to resume in-person instruction as of May 7.

Earlier Monday, the Butte School District's Board of Trustees also voted to continue remote learning for the remainder of this school year.

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