On Friday, Gov. Whitmer announced the creation of a new Return to Learning Advisory Council – comprised of students, parents, frontline educators, administrators and public health officials – to formalize a process for how schools can safely reopen.
“It’s critical we bring together experts in health care and education, as well as students, educators, and families to think about how and if it’s possible to safely return to in-person learning in the fall and how to ensure the more than 1.5 million K-12 students across Michigan get the education they need and deserve,” Governor Whitmer said. “This panel will use a data-informed and science-based approach with input from epidemiologists to determine if, when, and how students can return to school this fall and what that will look like.”
Anyone interested can apply for the Return to Learn Advisory Council by going to Michigan.gov/appointments and clicking “Apply Now” under boards and commissions. You will be able to choose Return to School Advisory Council under the appointment information tab within the application. Applications are due by tomorrow, Wednesday, May 20.