The projected start of 2020-21 school year is less than a month away and the school systems in our listening area are working on contingency plans driven by COVID 19. The CDC, State and Local Departments of Public Health, and parents all have concerns that need to be considered when determining what school looks like during a pandemic. Clay County Schools Superintendent Dale Cole commented on the process. (soundbite)
Towns County Schools will be offering parents the choice of online or traditional learning. To help parents make the best choice for their child, they have developed a back to school plan outlining the safety measures that will be in place to keep students and staff safe within the school building. More details will be available next week and parents must choose by July 27.
James Ellis was sworn in as the newest member of the Cherokee County Board of Education. He was appointed by the Cherokee County GOP to complete the unexpired term of Tim West who resigned in May. Ellis is running unopposed in the November 3rd general election for the District 1 seat.