WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVF) — The start date for Wilson County Schools has been pushed back two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new start date is August 17.
The school calendar pushing back the start date was approved in a special called Wilson County school board meeting that was held Saturday morning.
The original teacher start date was July 27, with students to start August 3.
After a 5-2 vote, the new teacher start date is August 10, with students beginning August 17.
It was noted that the new calendar will not affect mid-school-year breaks; however, it does affect the school year's end date, which is now June 4, 2021.
A modified hybrid class model is now going to be used for the beginning of the school year, through at least October 2, the Friday before fall break. At that point, current health trends will be evaluated to determine the teaching model going forward.
Students who signed up for virtual learning will still partake in the virtual model. The deadline to sign up for virtual learning was July 19. Students who would like to opt out of virtual learning and begin the school year in the new hybrid model have until July 29 at 3:30 p.m. to do so.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story made it sound like the hybrid teaching and learning model was optional and could be requested for students until July 29. It has been edited for clarity.