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Pullman students to start school year at home

District may reopen with 'rolling start' if coronavirus cases decline


August 6, 2020

PULLMAN — The School Board just voted to keep campuses closed to start the school year.

The action at tonight's meeting, Aug. 12, follows a recommendation from the Whitman County Health Department, which cited increasing coronavirus cases.

If cases decrease in the near future, the district will likely consider a "rolling start" to reopening classes one or two grades at a time, officials said, noting they need a "fluid" plan to be able to adjust as conditions change.

Other area school boards have yet to officially decide reopening plans.

To the west in Washtucna, which is located in a more...

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