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LL-H talks timeline for reopening plan

LAKE LINDEN — Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools Superintendent Brad Codere discussed the district’s timeline for developing a plan to reopen for in-person learning at Monday night’s board meeting. 

“I’ve already talked with Leon and Jack, and I’ll be spending a lot of time with them over the next few weeks., and then we’ve got to come up with plans that go along with the Return to Learn roadmap.”

In phase 1, 2, or 3, schools would go back to all remote learning. Phase 4 is a mixture of both. Phase 5, where the Upper Peninsula is, includes a full-time return to in-person instruction. 

Schools must prepare three plans — one for phases 1-3, one for Phase 4 and one for Phase 5. Codere said the district would be fine-tuning its plan from the spring in the event the U.P. is rolled back to Phase 3 or lower.

Codere said the main difference between Phase 4 and Phase 5 is face masks, which will be only recommended for U.P. students but mandatory for those in lower phases.

Lake Linden’s plan will go to the district board for approval at its next board meeting. They must be submitted to the state by Aug. 17. The state must approve the plans before schools can reopen. 

“They have each sub part listed, and you have to type in what you are going to do to satisfy this part of the roadmap,” he said. “…We will be specific, but not overly specific when we do it. Because things are going to end up changing, I’m sure, as we get started.”

Codere said superintendents are working on the plans individually, but are holding superintendent roundtables to discuss the issue. He has also discussed it with Chassell Township Schools Superintendent Steve Spahn, he said.

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