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Students to physically return to school Aug. 12

Updated: Jul 2

Warren County students will be returning to school in physical buildings in August.

The Warren County Board of Education voted Thursday night to begin school on the scheduled start date of Aug. 12 with traditional classroom education.

All students will have their temperature checked before entering school and there will be a phase-in period for two weeks.

School officials were considering three options Thursday night:

No. 1 -- All students attend school in physical buildings. 

No. 2 -- Rotating schedule with 50% of students in the building while the other 50% are home receiving online instruction. 

No. 3 -- All students receive online instruction, the same scenario in place at the end of the last school year.

Said Director of Schools Grant Swallows last week, “We have it labeled as scenario No. 1 for the reason of that’s what we want to be able to accomplish, and we want the students to have as normal of a school year as we can.”

Warren County students haven’t attended class since mid-March when they left for Spring Break. While they were off, rising COVID-19 concerns prompted Gov. Bill Lee to recommend all schools close for the virus.

Locally, many students turned to online instruction, although some without technology weren’t able to take advantage of this method.

More details about the reopening of schools will be provided in future editions of the Southern Standard.

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