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District superintendent says Marana schools are ready to safely welcome students

Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 9:16 AM MST
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MARANA, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - As kids across the Marana Unified School District head back to the classroom, the superintendent, Dr. Dan Streeter, says teachers and staff are ready.

“We are balancing a lot of excitement in the air but also some concerns along the way,” said Streeter.

On campus, Streeter says staff and faculty have been working for months to make sure students stay safe.

Gov. Doug Ducey says no mask mandates are allowed and hybrid learning isn’t an option. This comes as cases of the delta variant of COVID-19 increase across the state.

Streeter says one challenge is getting kids around campus safely.

“A lot of the journey mapping, how we’re going to move students around or buildings, that’s been a bigger challenge,” he said.

Some parents say they are concerned about sending kids back to the classroom with case numbers rising. Streeter says the best option for them is to talk with the school’s principal about those concerns.

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