LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s education commissioner is urging public schools to remain flexible for students and teachers as they resume classes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
State Education Commissioner Matthew Blomstedt says his agency will continue to help schools as needed while maintaining its largely hands-off approach that lets individual schools decide how to proceed.
In Nebraska, state education officials have released non-binding public health guidelines for schools. But they haven’t imposed statewide requirements to specify whether schools should mandate masks or mandate in-person attendance.