“The minimum number of school days will be waived for the 2019-2020 school year.”

Update from Commissioner Makin on Covid-19

“Local superintendents have provided the state superintendent with their plans for the continuity of learning during the additional closure period. The staff at the Maryland State Department of Education has been reviewing the plans and determining what supports and resources the State can provide where needed.”

“The state superintendent expects school systems will resume instruction next week, and she promised more information in the coming days on a statewide plan to maintain standards and expectations for every student.”

Digital Learning and eConnect

“Governor Tim Walz and Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker have announced that all Minnesota public school districts and charter schools will implement a Distance Learning Period beginning on March 30, 2020, until at least April 30, 2020.”

COVID-19 Updates

“The MDE is not directing districts that they must transition to delivery of all content online, as we recognize that online access and remote support for rural students and students with disabilities will certainly pose equity issues across the state. Districts need to consider how they can help facilitate continued learning within homes across the state – either through online opportunities or by making grade-level instructional packets, Family Success Guides, or other resources available for pick-up at school or various locations within the district.”

Learning-at-Home Resources for Districts

Guidance and Resources for School Districts