These Colorado School Districts are Welcoming Students Back for In-Person Learning This Fall. Here’s Why They Feel It’s Safe.

The Colorado Sun | Erica Breunlin

“The kids need to get back to some normalcy for their own mental health. And I think that for our community to continue to thrive and get back on track financially I think this makes a lot of sense.”

Holyoke School District RE-1J Superintendent Kyle Stumpf views school as a “safe haven” for children. This is because schools offer services beyond education, including meals and a place for children to go when their parents return to work. Holyoke is among a number of Colorado school districts that feel it’s safe and important to return this fall. Erica Breunlin of The Colorado Sun digs in.

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