ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – The Minnesota Department of Education says they will NOT make a decision until late July on what K-12 schooling will look like this fall.

For now, Deputy Education Commissioner Heather Mueller says they are asking districts to plan for three potential scenarios: a full return in person, distance learning only, and a hybrid plan that includes social distancing and capacity limits.

“Ask schools to take the time to create their contingency plan, no matter what the virus brings in the months ahead, our students will come back to better this school year,” said Mueller.

Senate Republican Leader Paul Gazelka called today’s announcement a “non-announcement” and said the inability to make a decision will hamper learning for students in the fall.