Grants Pass School Board asking state to ease COVID-19 restrictions

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —The Grants Pass School Board approves a resolution, asking Governor Brown to re-evaluate the requirements for opening schools.

If the state adopts this resolution, it would allow Grants Pass students to return to school every day. The resolution is asking to reduce the 6-feet social distancing per student requirement, to 3-feet.

The goal of the resolution is to get more students back in the classroom.

“We really want to get the kids back in school full time and we feel that we can do it safely, but we feel like that one limitation is really what is holding us back,” says Scott Nelson, GPSD 7 Board of Directors.

Nelson says the Grants Pass School District has done a great job keeping up with all health and safety protocols. The letter has been sent to Governor Brown.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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