ST. PAUL (KMHL) – Gov. Tim Walz is turning the decisions on how to reopen schools over to local school district officials.

Walz says the district’s will have guidance from health officials in the state. Districts can choose to operate in one of three models: in-person, distance learning or hybrid of the two.

Department of Health and Education experts will partner with local districts to help determine the model which suits them best.

Walz said he would also require districts to offer a distance-learning option for families who choose to keep their children at home.