Online learning in Dearborn will continue until at least mid October after the Board of Education approved the extension during its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 14.
Dearborn Public Schools started the new school year on Aug. 31 all online until at least Oct. 1. The Board’s vote on Monday night extends online learning at least until their next meeting on Oct. 12.
The district is also delaying the small group in-school learning labs it had planned to start next week.
The Dearborn community has had a high number of COVID-19 cases per resident in recent weeks, and the board felt it was not yet safe for the community to return students to in-school learning. Besides the total number of COVID cases, the district considers the number of cases per resident and metrics like the percent of COVID tests that come back positive in the county, called the positivity rate. The Wayne County positivity rate has risen to its highest point in months at more than 6 percent.