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Alberta's back to school plan expected no later than early August

Last Updated May 26, 2020 at 6:15 pm MDT

The office of the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) in downtown Calgary on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The CBE is the basis of majority of Calgary public schools. (PHOTO: Chelsey Harms, 660 NEWS)

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) — The school year wraps up in about a month but parents across the province are anxious to know what will happen come the fall.

The province says, at this time, no decisions have been made but discussions are ongoing with its education partners.

In a statement to 660 NEWS, Colin Aitchison, press secretary for the education minister, says the goal is to have a plan ready to go at least one month before the start of the new school year.

“Our aim is to communicate a finalized plan prior to August 1st, 2020,” says Aitchison.

“School authorities will be provided with enough time to prepare their schools as we transition into the 2020-21 school year.”

The ministry has previously indicated the focus for any possible return to school will be on the health and safety of students, teachers, staff and families.

There are three possible scenarios that could exist come September, including the resumption of normal school operations, a partial re-opening of schools with some level of restrictions, or the continuation of teacher-directed at-home learning.