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Kalamazoo schools will stay all-virtual for the rest of school year


The Kalamazoo Public Schools will stay all-virtual for the rest of the school year. The district's board voted Thursday to stick with that plan despite an intense public campaign to re-open at least some in-person classes. Kalamazoo Superintendent Rita Raichoudhuri defended her decision to remain online-only because of the pandemic:

"I understand that the February 11th decision to remain fully virtual was disappointing to many families," said Raichoudhuri. "Nobody is arguing with that. However, this year, there were a number of various circumstances which made in-person learning difficult."

One trustee says the district should rethink the decision. Ken Greschak says Kalamazoo is one of a minority of districts staying all-virtual.