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Reed district won’t seek waiver for early return to classrooms

Reed Union School District Superintendent Nancy Lynch confirmed late last week the district will not immediately seek a state waiver that would speed up students’ return to the classroom. In an Aug. 14 email to parents, Lynch said a preliminary survey showed there was not agreement among parents and teachers in favor of applying for the waiver; county and state public-health officials have said consensus among parent, labor and community groups is necessary for a waiver to be approved. Lynch said she sent a survey out to district parents and staff on Aug. 10. Of the 593 parents who responded to the survey, about 60 percent wanted the district to apply for a waiver. Of the 94 employees who responded, only about 12 percent were in favor of applying.

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