An empty classroom at Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy is pictured on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Utah's K-12 public schools will remain closed for in-person learning for the remainder of the academic year, state officials announced Tuesday.

An empty classroom at Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy is pictured on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has approved the Utah State Board of Education’s recommendations and requirements for reopening schools this far after they were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah governor has given his seal of approval to the Utah State Board of Education’s requirements and recommendations for K-12 schools to reopen this fall — a document that addresses a host of issues ranging from social distancing to cafeteria practices.

All public schools are required to create and share their plan on their respective websites by Aug. 1 so families have time to plan for the coming school year.

“We appreciate the thought, care and work that went into these requirements and recommendations,” Gov. Gary Herbert said in a Monday news release. “We appreciate that so many health care professionals, teachers, administrators, parents, classified workers and others devoted their energies into creating these guidelines to help keep our children and our school employees safe and healthy this coming academic year.”

The State School Board’s plan, titled Planning Requirements and Recommendations for …read more


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