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Alabama to reopen all schools for in-person teaching in fall

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state school superintendent says all Alabama schools will reopen for traditional classes this fall. But they’ll also offer options for virtual learning for parents who aren’t comfortable sending their children back because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Superintendent Eric Mackey announced plans for restarting the educational system during a news conference Friday. But he says the road map was subject to change based on the spread of the virus.

Districts shut down traditional schools in March and many switched to online or virtual learning.

Mackey says a survey showed about 15% of parents still aren't comfortable sending their children back to school.

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