State officials are expected to make a recommendation on when and how schools should open in the fall in the near future. State senator Rich Draheim of Madison Lake says that decision should be made at the local level.

“One size does not fit all”, said Draheim. “That’s why the Senate passed a resolution during the special session that the decision regarding when and how schools should open should be made by local school districts, local school boards, and local school communities.”

Draheim saying he’s hearing from his constituents that children need to go back to class

“I’m hearing from many people concerned about the mental health of their children because they’ve been locked up for so long,” said Draheim.

Governor Walz has said no one wants children back in school more than him, but he wants to make sure it can be done in a safe and responsible way.