County Schools Prepare To Return

Jackson County Schools are planning and preparing for all students to return to school on Aug. 4.

The first full day for students is Wednesday, Aug. 5. Plans are not final; however, state and health guidelines to reopen schools during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place as reasonable as possible. According to Brown, most students will return in-person to school buildings for traditional instruction.

Director of Schools Kristy Brown stated, “Our goal is to educate and support students of Jackson County, no matter where they are learning.” She continued, “Our top priority is to make the schools safe and healthy environments for students to return in August, but we must continue with plans in the event of school closures. Our families want their children to return safely to school, but with a sense of normalcy as practically as they can. Communication is extremely important as well. Our district and school teams are working diligently to have solid plans for a variety of scenarios, even though guidelines change often.” Extra materials and student laptops have been ordered so that all students will be able to use a school-issued device at school or at home, if necessary.

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