Flint, MI— After nearly three weeks online, Flint Community Schools’ officials had hoped to return to in-person learning by Jan. 24, but that’s not likely to happen.

Superintendent Kevelin Jones announced Jan. 19 the district would continue distance learning following discussions with local health officials.

“Based on the continued rise of COVID-19 cases across Genesee County and the state of Michigan, we have decided to continue with distance learning until further notice to protect the health and wellbeing of our scholars, families, teachers, and staff,” Jones said.

Currently, testing positivity rate in Genesee County is 38.6%, higher than Michigan’s overall rate of 33.1%.

Food distributions services will continue to be available on Jan. 25 and Jan. 27 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the locations below:

  • Durant-Tuuri-Mott
  • Eisenhower Elementary
  • Freeman Elementary
  • Holmes STEM Middle School
  • Neithercut Elementary
  • Flint Northwestern
  • Pierce Elementary
  • Potter Elementary
  • Southwestern Classical Academy

“While this decision was not made easily, it is necessary for the greater health of our community. We know this is not an easy time for many across our district and we want you to know that you are not alone. If your family is struggling in anyway, please contact your teachers and principals for assistance,” Jones said.

Carmen Nesbitt is a journalist with diverse experience in news reporting and feature writing. She wrote for Hour Detroit and SEEN Magazine before joining the Flint Beat news team as an education and public...