The Beaverton School District provided an update on its plans for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year Wednesday, Jan. 27, with mixed news for families eager for a return to in-person instruction.

The school district had announced earlier this month that bringing back middle and high school students under COVID-19 health and safety protocols this school year would likely be "impossible." On Wednesday, district officials struck a less declarative tone, describing the possibility of in-person instruction for those students as a "maybe."