Port Huron Schools pushes start date back a week

Classes in the Port Huron Area School District are now scheduled to start on August 31st, pushed back from an earlier-announced date of August 24th, after the district’s Board of Education voted this week for the delay. How the school year will start has yet to be determined, with the board asking the administration to develop a hybrid plan that would combine online and in-person classes for middle school and high school students. School Board President Tim McCullough says coming up with the best plan is no easy task. “We’re really, really trying to do our best to find a plan that makes sense and keeps our children safe and our teachers safe, but it’s not going to be perfect,” said McCullough. The Port Huron Area School District Board of Education will meet again on Monday August 3rd in an online forum to take up the back-to-school plan. The state requires schools to have a plan submitted to Lansing by August 15th. Also pushing back the start date for this year’s classes is the Algonac School District, with officials announcing this week that they will be pushing back classes from August 24th to September 8th.


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