SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's largest teachers union has called for schools to delay reopening buildings for in-person learning and instead start only with online classes.
The Utah Education Association on Tuesday called for state leaders to temporarily resume distance learning until COVID-19 cases further decline.
The union says school districts should seek input from educators and local health authorities before moving forward with any reopening plans.
The governor's communications director says ensuring that schools are safe before students or teachers return to the classroom is crucial. Some of the nation's largest public school districts are starting the school year online in cities such as Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston.