ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor Public Schools has been hearing from frustrated parents sounding the alarm about their children’s needs not being met by remote-only learning since the beginning of the school year.
Others have used school board meetings to press the district on the “unattainable” metrics they said it has developed to allow for a return to the classroom.
These grievances have become commonplace as AAPS remains one of just 14% of districts statewide still offering only fully remote instruction. Similarly sized districts have either stayed in virtual learning the entire school year or switched to completely virtual learning in recent weeks.
AAPS is operating on the side of caution to limit the spread of COVID-19, district officials said. But some parents said they worry about the potential impact that being socially isolated from their peers so long will have on students.
More than just high schools are