Even as Belgrade schools students, teachers and staff settle into an anything-but-normal pandemic routine for 2020-21, administrators are turning their attention to planning for next year.

Despite working from the same data on Gallatin County’s coronavirus trends, school leaders in Bozeman and Belgrade have so far taken different approaches to reopening schools and deciding whether it’s safe to bring students back into classrooms full-time.

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The Belgrade School Board on Monday changed its decision about how to offer instruction this fall, opting to send students back to classes full time while reserving a remote learning option for families who do not wish to send their children to school.