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Eureka superintendent recommends continuation of remote learning

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 13:10:09-04

EUREKA — Eureka Schools Superintendent Jim Mepham is recommending that students continue remote learning for the remainder of the school year.

Gov. Steve Bullock’s announcement of a phased reopening of Montana stated that schools will have the option to return to in-classroom teaching delivery on May 7, but the final decision would be at the discretion of local school boards.

The Directive does not preclude school boards from declaring local emergencies to continue to receive all appropriate state funding to continue to provide remote learning.

Mepham stated in a social media post on Friday that after consulting with local health officials other school superintendents and "reading all the emails” his recommendation is that remote learning is the best option.

He added that he’s also recommending that teachers be allowed to schedule on-campus appointments for tutoring and instruction.

The recommendations will be discussed at an emergency school board meeting that has been set for 5 p.m. on Monday, April 27 at 5 p.m.