After days of speculation and conjecture about whether school students in Michigan will return to the classroom this year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she will announce a plan for Michigan schools on Thursday (4/2).

Speculation grew when several media outlets in Michigan (including Cars 108) reported that sources close to the governor had disclosed information about a plan the governor had planned to roll out. Whitmer's office then called that report "gossip," saying that her office had not yet made a formal plan to truncate the school year.

"We want to make sure we get it right," Whitmer said. "So things that are being reported, unless they're coming from me, and I make an announcement, take it with a grain of salt."

Now reports say that the governor is working with Michigan's Department of Education to work out the final details of a plan for Michigan's 1.5 million K-12 students. Whitmer is expected to make that announcement on Thursday.

Whitmer closed schools on March 16 in order to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Michigan.

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