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Rep. Markkanen urges governor to work with Legislature on safe back-to-school plan
RELEASE|August 11, 2020

State Rep. Greg Markkanen today called on the governor to work with the Legislature to develop a responsible plan to allow Michigan students to return to their schoolwork safely this fall.

Markkanen, of Hancock, helped sponsor the Legislature’s Return to Learn plan, which the House approved last month. The governor, however, has indicated that she would not sign the plan into law.

“The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching, and students, teachers and parents deserve some peace of mind about what their days will look like and that precautions will be taken to keep everyone healthy,” Markkanen said. “My top priority is making sure local schools have the resources they need to deliver a safe and high-quality education for every one of our kids and grandkids – regardless of whether learning takes place in the classroom or online. Unfortunately, we cannot finalize a plan without the governor’s support. It’s time for her to come to the table and work with us to find a safe and sensible solution that ensures students do not fall behind on their studies.”

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