The Morris School Board held their meeting this week via Google Hangout, while the superintendent and his staff were in the High School Media Center. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

While school districts have been given until Friday to plan for distance learning option for students who may not be able to come back because of the coronavirus mitigation efforts, Morris Schools Superintendent Troy Ferguson told the KMRS Community Connection that students can probably expect to be away from the school for an extended time.

“Everybody wants to know, on March 30th are we going to be on Distance Learning or are we going to be back in school?” remarked Ferguson. “While there hasn’t been an official declaration yet by the governor, everything that we’ve been told is less and less veiled and we’re just planning that we are going to have some kind of Distance Learning when March 30 comes.”

Spring activities and sports have already been disrupted, and Ferguson said it will be a challenge to run commencement exercises this year. At the University of Minnesota Morris, the rest of the semester is being conducted online.

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