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Genesee County superintendent supports Whitmer's new order to close schools, but has concerns

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a new executive order Thursday that ends face-to-face instruction to the rest of the school year.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order ending face-to-face instruction for the current school year. But Whitmer also wants kids to move forward.

“What we want to make sure is that no student is penalized because of COVID-19, that they are not held back because of this global crisis that we’re confronting,” Whitmer said in a press conference Thursday.

Lisa Hagel is superintendent of the Genesee Intermediate School District. She spoke with Michigan Radio’s Doug Tribou about how the new order will affect students and families.

The order requires districts to put alternate, remote learning plans into place. Hagel says one of her top concerns is that students and their families will mistakenly believe the school year is over.

You can listen to the full conversation at the top of this page.

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