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State to cede to local school districts decisions on how to run in the fall, state leader says

Malheur County school districts will independently decide when and how to reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year, according to a new letter from Colt Gill, director of the Oregon Department of Education.

Gill said the state won’t mandate statewide practices because of “the differing circumstances in each district” relating to the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks.

“These individual plans will necessarily look different from community . . .

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