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Washoe County mulls delaying classroom teaching

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 13:55:32-04

RENO (AP) — The Washoe County School Board began approving money that it will need to reopen schools for students in the Reno-Sparks area and safely instruct them in the months ahead amid growing concerns about the coronavirus.

The panel on Tuesday also signed off on the county's application for $9.9 million in federal relief under the CARES Act to help train teachers in the use of technology and distance learning, and to meet the needs of disadvantaged students.

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But after more than four hours, the board hadn't decided whether to postpone the scheduled reopening of school classrooms on Aug. 17 after hearing conflicting opinions from medical experts.

CCSD recommends full-time distance education when school starts