STATEMENT

Regarding Gov. Whitmer’s Extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives Order

Lansing, MI, April 9, 2020 – Chris Wigent, executive director of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators, Don Wotruba, executive director of the Michigan Association of School Boards, and Wendy Zdeb, executive director of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, today released the following statement regarding Gov. Whitmer’s Extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives Order.

“While we understand that the extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe, Save Lives order will undoubtedly create hardships for many Michiganders, we agree that the health and safety of residents should remain paramount. Doing everything we can now, based on best practices and scientific and medical advice, to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 will allow our students, staff, and administrators to look forward to a new school year in the fall with face-to-face instruction and extracurricular activities.

Our organizations continue to stand ready to assist our members in any way necessary during these difficult circumstances, and we recognize that each district is working to find ways to support students and advance distance learning to the greatest extent possible. We are confident all school districts are doing what they can to make sure their students and families are supported and do not feel alone in this unique time.”

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