Gov. Whitmer to Announce Official Plan for Michigan Schools on Thursday
After days of speculation and conjecture about whether school students in Michigan will return to the classroom this year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she will announce a plan for Michigan schools on Thursday (4/2).
Speculation grew when several media outlets in Michigan reported that sources close to the governor had disclosed information about a plan the governor had planned to roll out. Whitmer's office then called that report "gossip," saying that her office had not yet made a formal plan to truncate the school year.
"We want to make sure we get it right," Whitmer said. "So things that are being reported, unless they're coming from me, and I make an announcement, take it with a grain of salt."
Now reports say that the governor is working with Michigan's Department of Education to work out the final details of a plan for Michigan's 1.5 million K-12 students. Whitmer is expected to make that announcement on Thursday.
Whitmer closed schools on March 16 in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Michigan.