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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Pugh: Students on campus full-time Feb. 1


January 14, 2021

Students return to school for the 2016-2017 school year. The current school year hasn't been so care-free.

COLFAX — Schools Superintendent Jerry Pugh said Monday he intends for all students to be back for daily, in-person learning Feb. 1.

Addressing the School Board – which will need to formally approve of the idea at its Jan. 25 meeting – Pugh noted the district's experience with elementary students this fall, in-person full-time, new research and available data, discussions with interim County Health Director Chris Skidmore, the teachers union and more, all of which have led him to bringing all students back on campus.

"The No. 1 focus is first and foremost, the safety of students and st...

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