LINCOLN-As parents and student adjust to their new way of life and learning, Nebraska top education official says schools should not reopen this school year.
Commissioner of Education Matthew Blomstedt sent a letter to school superintendents statewide, recommending that schools not return to normal operations for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.
Blomstedt made it clear that this was a strong recommendation, but not something he could require under Nebraska law. That action, however, could be taken by Governor Pete Ricketts or the state Department of Health and Human Services.
Most schools in the North Platte area have already started to transition to remote learning for students. However, some schools were operating under normal conditions as of Wednesday.
Blomstedt says the recommendation is supported by Governor Ricketts and state health officials.