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Governor views preparations for return to hybrid in-person elementary instruction with school and district leaders
Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown today visited Sitton Elementary School in Portland to hear from school and district officials to see the health and safety preparations the district has made for in-person instruction.

”I’d like to thank Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero and the fantastic administrators and staff at Sitton Elementary for showing me the health and safety preparations being made to return students to the classroom here," said Governor Brown. "The time has come for all our students to return to the learning environment we know serves them best: in-person instruction. Every week, schools across Oregon are returning students to the classroom — and now, I am taking executive action to ensure all public schools provide universal access to in-person instruction.”

Joining Governor Brown at Sitton Elementary were Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero, Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill, Principal Dana Nerenberg, State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger, and district and school staff. Governor Brown toured the school and held a physically-distanced press availability with Superintendent Guerrero, Director Gill, and Dr. Sidelinger in the school library.

A copy of Governor Brown's prepared remarks are available here .

Photos from the Governor's visit are available here .

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