/ Modified jul 17, 2020 3:53 p.m.

Pandemic’s impact on back-to-school plans in Pima County

A discussion with Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams.

With weeks to go until a new academic year, many school districts are still figuring out what instruction will look like both online and in-person. While the White House wants states to bring students back, some education leaders in Arizona have serious reservations. We discussed some of those concerns with Pima County Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams.

“Schools want to plan accordingly and they want to do this right. So the discussion is all around how do you keep kids safe — all the stakeholders and the teachers and staff safe,” Williams said.

Williams said he prefers that parents who can continue distance learning at home do so for the entirety of the new school year.

“I’m going to ask that they really consider doing that for the well-being of everyone, and most importantly themselves,” Williams said.

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