Gov. Kate Brown talks during a video call with regional economic advisors in the south Willamette Valley and central Oregon coast on Monday, April 20. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
Gov. Kate Brown will join state and local school officials, including Salem-Keizer Superintendent Christy Perry, to discuss the effort to resume in-person classes in Oregon public schools.
The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live at 1 p.m. Monday, March 29.
Joining Brown will be Colt Gill, director of the Oregon Department of Education, Perry, Superintendent Tenneal Wetherell from South Coast Education Service District, and Yosalin Arenas, a student member of the governor's Healthy Schools Reopening Council.
Brown announced March 5 that public schools districts across the state should resume in-person classes for elementary school students no later than the week of March 29, and middle and high school students by April 19. Her order came the week local elementary schools began in-person classes for kindergarten and first grade students.
All Salem-Keizer elementary school students now have the option for in-person classes two days per week. Middle and high school students are set to return in-person starting April 12.