MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Three Rutherford County Schools will have "temporary closures" next week due to staffing issues related to COVID-19.
The district’s Communications Director James Evans confirmed Friday that the closures affect Christiana Middle School, Blackman Middle School and Rockvale Elementary School.
- Christiana Middle School: Closed Monday, Aug. 30
- Blackman Middle School: Seventh grade closed Monday and Tuesday
- Rockvale Elementary School: Grades 3-5 closed Monday-Wednesday
Evans said the temporary closures will allow several staff members who are on quarantine to clear those quarantines and return to classrooms.
"The temporary closures are always a last resort when it becomes necessary because of staff outages related to COVID-19,” Evans added in part.
He said the schools are communicating with parents today about the remote learning plan for each of the situations.
Meanwhile, Wilson County Schools announced a district-wide closure next week due to “the continued strong surge in recent positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines.”