Updated: January 26, 2021 02:34 PM
Created: January 26, 2021 12:07 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday every school district in the state will be able to welcome students of every age back into the classroom on Feb. 8.
The announcement was made during the governor's State of the State speech.
Gov. Lujan Grisham said that the state has been working with school leaders and health officials to make school buildings safer. The plan includes expanding COVID-19 surveillance testing.
"There’s no substitute for in-person learning. And there’s no negotiating about the health and safety of students, families and educators," Gov. Lujan Grisham said.
The governor added that the plan to expand in-person learning is supported by union leadership.
NMPED says schools can move from hybrid to full reentry when their county moves into the green level of reopening.
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