Beaverton schools extend online learning through February

The Beaverton School District is the first of the larger districts in Oregon to make the call to extend its online learning timeline.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — State and local leaders are keeping a close watch on the COVID-19 numbers. Right now, Oregon’s larger school districts are still in full online learning.

But in the last week, one of the state’s larger districts made the decision to extend distance learning another three months. Now, fourth through 12th grade students in the Beaverton School District will be learning online through Feb. 8. Previously, the plan was to do comprehensive distance learning until Nov. 16.

But district officials said they felt they needed to make a decision now.

“The reason we’ve done it so early is number one, the metrics seem to be pretty clear. But secondly, our community has been clear with us that they want information when we know it so

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