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Reopening Oregon schools: What your district's return plan looks like

Gov. Brown has given Oregon school districts control over when students return to in-person classes. Here's where districts in the Portland metro area stand now.

KGW Staff

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Beginning Jan. 1, individual school districts and schools in Oregon could start deciding whether to go back to in-person learning or continue distance learning.

Two days before Christmas, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown wrote a letter to Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) directing them to implement new initiatives that put more students back in the classroom.

Gov. Brown said the state's school reopening guidance would become a recommendation instead of a requirement. The announcement garnered both praise and backlash

Here's a look at where schools in the Portland metro area stand so far