Minnesota school district will conclude this academic year under a distance-learning model. What about the fall? Mankato school superintendent Paul Peterson says they need to be ready for anything.

“Many school districts are starting to develop some generalized frameworks for next year,” said Peterson. “We need to make sure the frameworks are open enough to not lock yourself into one model or another because the virus will ultimately dictate what model will be necessary.”

Peterson says while the hope is that traditional classes can continue, districts need to be prepared for various options moving forward.