Parent Resources

Minnesota K-12 Schools:

On July 30, Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-82 to implement Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan for the 2020-21 School Year. This plan uses a localized, data-driven approach that allows school districts and charter schools to operate in a learning model that is responsive the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in their community. The plan prioritizes safe learning for all Minnesota students, including requiring school districts and charter schools to give families the option to choose distance learning for their student no matter which learning model their school is implementing.

 

Remote learning


Remote Learning Resources for Families:

 

Secondary Education and Student Loan Relief

If you or your child has student loan debt, Congress secured several options outlined below for borrowers that help provide relief through September 30, 2020. During this period, borrowers will be able to: 

  • Pause payments for federal student loan borrowers who have Direct Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL). Borrowers will not be required to make any payments toward outstanding interest or principal balance
  • Suspend interest accrual for such loans so that these balances don’t accrue
  • Avoid forced collections such as garnishment of wages, tax refunds, and Social Security benefits
  • Halt negative credit reporting
  • Ensure a borrower continues to receive credit toward Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Income-Driven Repayment forgiveness, and loan rehabilitation
  • For additional guidance on how to apply and learn about next steps as this critical relief becomes available, refer to the U.S. Department of Education website