Governor Ricketts Says Schools Safe To Reopen

LINCOLN- Governor Pete Ricketts says he remains confident that the benefits of reopening schools this fall outweigh the risks presented by the coronavirus pandemic and that he thinks students can safely return to classrooms.

Ricketts said Monday that it’s important to reopen schools because of the academic, social, behavioral and nutritional benefits of having kids in class. Ricketts and Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt said schools across the state have developed detailed plans to keep children safe while reopening after consulting with local health officials and the state.

Many districts are also offering parents a stay-at-home virtual option.