Gov. Noem speaks on reopening school in the fall

RAPID CITY, S.D. — All over the country states are working on a plan, trying to decide whether or not open schools, as the fall approaches.

Gov. Kristi Noem said “We think it’s important that we tell our school districts, ‘ figure out how to get your kids in and do it in a way that works for your district.”

President Donald Trump has been pushing for a nationwide opening, looking to move forward and past the pandemic.

“We’re going to put pressure on governors and everybody else to open.” said the President.

Here in Western South Dakota, Rapid City Area Schools says they’re working through a plan, but nothing is official. The plan including a hybrid model of schooling, leaving it up to the parents to decide whether of not kids will physically go to school.

Katy Urban, RCAS Communications Manager, said “Also offering an option so that families that aren’t comfortable with sending their kids to school yet, can do an online option”

Urban adds that they may enforce masks and temperature checks if schools reopen while the pandemic is still present.

In the coming weeks we should have more information, RCAS stating they should have a plan by August.

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