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What are the latest plans for reopening Arizona schools? ABC15 town hall to discuss with experts

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 14:58:27-04

Major developments just this week on what is going to happen next school year as the debate surrounding schools reopening continues to grow on the local and national levels.

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On Thursday, ABC15's Danielle Lerner will host a virtual town hall to address questions and concerns related to education. She will be joined by a panel of experts to include:

-Chuck Essigs, director of government relations for the AZ Association of School Business Officials
-Dr. Rachel Cabrera Deatherage, a family physician in the Phoenix area who helped consult on the Madison School District's reopening plans
-Kate Wright, associate superintendent with the Arizona Department of Education and chair of the "Roadmap to Reopening Arizona Schools" task force

FULL COVERAGE: Arizona school districts' reopening plans for the next school year, details

The town hall will address a range of topics, from technology concerns and student safety, to the financial impacts of reopening and the process behind district reopening plans.

You can watch the ABC15 town hall live in the Facebook player below on July 9 at noon, as well as on the ABC15 YouTube page.

Want to catch up on previous ABC15 town halls? Click here.