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DeKalb County schools set to reopen Aug. 3

Updated: Jul 2

By: Angie Meadows -- Editor for the Smithville Review

Director of DeKalb County Schools Patrick Cripps



During Thursday night’s regular monthly meeting, Director of DeKalb County Schools Patrick Cripps announced the opening date for the 2020-21 school year being August 3.


“At this time, we believe the large majority of DeKalb families want their children in a classroom with a teacher when school opens August 3,” said Director Cripps. “Together, we will work toward that goal. Our partnership with parents and this community is built on trust, and we fully intend to support that relationship throughout this process by sharing information in the most transparent and honest way possible."


A survey for parents and guardians of DeKalb County students is available in both English and Spanish at dekalbschools.net regarding the fall reopening of DeKalb County Schools, which is comprised of five schools and approximately 3,000 students.

"We will undoubtedly face challenges and uncertainty along the way, but we promise to constantly work to balance all risks against the educational, social and emotional benefits to your children and family," said Cripps.“We will continue to move forward making decisions that are focused on the emotional well-being, safety and education of our students, staff and stakeholders. As information becomes available, we will continue to update our community."


For all updates and more information, visit dekalbschools.net or call 615-597-4084.



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