GRPS discusses return-to-school plan during town hall

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids Public Schools held a virtual town hall about its plan to begin the 2020-21 school year online.

It went from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Superintendent Leadriane Roby and Assistant Superintendent Ron Gorman laid out the plan and took questions from parents and students.

GRPS announced last week that it would hold the first nine weeks of the semester online only, with Roby saying that appeared to be the options parents felt most comfortable with. After the first period ends on Oct. 21, the district may shift to hybrid or in-person learning.

The district will supply students with the devices they need to take classes virtually and offer tech support. Physical packets will be available as a backup. There will again be a food distribution plan.

GRPS said it will follow Michigan High School Athletic Association’s lead on sports.