Across the river in Idaho, it’s back to the classroom for many students

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NEW PLYMOUTH - New Plymouth School Board Chair Marc Haws looked for what he called a compelling reason to close his district’s classrooms to nearly 1,000 students this fall.

He scrutinized the community’s latest COVID-19 data. He reviewed a parent survey. And he weighed the risk of the coronavirus against the impact of more lost time in the classroom.

Ultimately, Haws said he didn’t find . . .