By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney schools delay reopening dates

Health District advises pause in plans due to rapidly rising COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations


Last updated 12/10/2020 at 11:01am

CHENEY — School district officials told board members at their Dec. 2 meeting that work on reopening schools to in-person student instruction had been put on pause as requested by the Spokane Regional Health District. The Health District cited sharply rising identification of positive cases and hospitalizations locally and across the state of COVID-19 as a reason for the pause.

Public Schools Superintendent Rob Roettger told the board the district’s tentative plans would have had third-grade students returning to in-person instruction on Dec. 7 for families who indicated they wished to...

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