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Geneva County Schools delay start date; August 28th

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 2:24 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -

After a special called board meeting on July 30th, Geneva County Schools have delayed their start date.

Students will return August 28th and teachers will report back August 7th.

The schools will still be offering the traditional and virtual approaches, so far 200 students have signed up for online schooling. The deadline for families to sign up for virtual schooling is August 7th.

Superintendent Becky Birdsong says the change gives teachers more time to get familiar with virtual learning and time for chromebooks to arrive for students choosing to attend online.

“We’ve got some really hot spots in our county with COVID-19 and got several students and teachers who are having to be isolated. So we don’t have a ton but we’ve got a lot of it in our community,so we just thought that would give us a little more time too to hopefully let this die down,” Becky Birdsong, Geneva County School superintendent said.

With Governor Ivey’s extension of the mask mandate, students will be required to wear a mask the first few days back. Geneva County superintendent suggests to her families to practice wearing a mask at home to be prepared for the first day back.

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