Day: March 12, 2021

Governor Kate Brown Issues Executive Order Reopening Schools for In-Person Instruction

March 12, 2021

Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order 21-06 , requiring all Oregon public schools to offer universal access to hybrid or full in-person instruction by the weeks of March 29 for grades K-5, and April 19 for grades 6-12. The Governor announced she would be issuing the order in a letter to the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority last week.

“On March 12, 2020, I issued my executive order closing Oregon schools for what was then an extended spring break,” said Governor Brown. “One year later, thanks to the hard work and smart choices of Oregonians to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, I am so pleased to see over 174,000 students back in the learning environment that serves them best: in-person instruction. While parents can keep their children in distance learning if they choose, this order will give every Oregon student the option to return to school this year.”

ODE is expected to release updated Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance for school districts early next week, before the March 19 deadline set by the Governor.

Original news brief here

Fire Aware. Fire Prepared. Wildfires Wednesday Webinar on March 17

Webinars are brought to you by the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program with support from partnering agencies and organizations.

When available, each Fire Program webinar will include resources attached to their webinar information. Here you will find class descriptions, presenter(s) name, a registration link for upcoming webinars, and a video for past webinars. Registration is required for all webinars.

Online Webinar Guide

Wildfire Wednesdays: It takes a village!

Wednesday, March 17 from 12:00-1:00pm PST

Presenters: The Oregon State University Extension’s Forestry & Natural Resources Fire Program Team

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For more information visit the OSU Extension Service