State officials relent, giving Malheur County schools more options to put kids in classrooms

Jordan Valley High School (Rachel Parsons/The Enterprise)

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Malheur County schools now have the option to teach some students at school under new guidelines announced Tuesday by the Oregon Department of Education.

The amended rules also will allow the county’s smallest school systems to operate in their buildings despite the county’s continuing struggles with the spreading coronavirus.

The changes came after rural school executives and . . .