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Early County Schools delay until after Labor Day

Early County Schools to return August 6th
Early County Schools to return August 6th(Source: WTVY)
Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 2:17 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -

After a special called board meeting on July 30th, Early County Schools decided to delay their start date until after Labor Day.

Teachers have already returned this week on July 27th but students first day back will be September 8th. The school board also made the decision to only offer hybrid and virtual approaches.

The hybrid approach means students will alternate between face to face and virtual learning on Fridays with staff continuing to report to school face to face.

The decision to delay was made to ultimately see where the virus goes and to give teachers more time to prepare for virtual learning.

Early County superintendent, Bronwyn Ragan-Martin recommending starting on time, August 6th but the board ultimately decided to delay until after Labor Day.

“Just at this point right now the cases in Early County continue to increase and the symptoms also are ramping up as one of our healthcare providers has said to me. So the concern is also with the contact tracing,” Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Early County Schools superintendent said.

Early County Schools superintendent says masks will still be required for middle and high school students with the hybrid approach.

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