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USD 407 BOE Votes to Delay Start of School One Week

USD 407 BOE Special Meeting 7-27-20The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education held a special meeting Monday evening and voted to delay the start of school one week due to the COVID-19 pandemic and additional planning.

Superintendent Shelly Swayne said the first day for students will be a full day of classes on September 2.

Even though school won't be in session, Swayne said that last week of August will be utilized.

As of now, no days have been added to the calendar and USD 407 is still within the state required days and hours of class time for the school year.

Also Monday, the Board approved the reopening plan for schools in regards to how students will be taught in the classroom and at home.

Students in the elementary schools will attend classes in the school buildings all day, while students in the middle and high schools will attend classes for part of the day in the school buildings and the rest of the day at home with online work.

Masks, temperature checks and regular hand washing will be required.

USD 407 is also offering a remote learning option.

For more information about the plans for each school building and enrollment, which is currently underway, go to USD407.org.

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