The Mississippi Department of Education has released guidelines for how K-12 schools should reopen in the fall.

These guidelines were created with a group of 10 superintendents across the state, and list three options for how schools should reopen: traditional, hybrid, or virtual. 

Traditional reopening would mean students are physically present in school so long as districts can continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state department of health guidelines. A hybrid reopening would mean some combination of in-person instruction and distance learning. Virtual reopening would have students return to school entirely through distance learning. The state is not mandating which option districts take.

School districts must decide on an option by July 31.

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