COVID-19 cases in Arizona dropped 75% once cities like Phoenix were allowed to implement laws requiring that masks be worn in public.
Criteria for reopening schools include a consistent coronavirus test positivity rate of less than 5% — the state’s current positivity rate is much higher.
In addition to community demands that cities defund the police, students are asking district leaders to remove officers from campuses.
The document outlines plans for multiple scenarios, based on the state of the coronavirus pandemic in the fall.
Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman said the next school year is right around the corner, so officials are discussing what that could look like.