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By Roger Harnack
Franklin Connection 

Governor 'strongly recommends' students study from home

Officials refrain from issuing 'legally binding' orders


CHENEY — Gov. Jay Inslee “strongly recommends” public and private students in 34 of the state’s 39 counties stay home this fall.

His recommendation came during a press conference this afternoon, Aug. 5, in which he was joined by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and state Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy.

The governor said he was not issuing legally binding orders, but would expect school districts to heed his advice and that of state health offices as it relates to returning to campus while the Wuhan coronavirus remains.

Reykdal added that the state Constitution...

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