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Sumner County Schools to start spring semester virtually

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Posted at 3:42 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 19:25:14-05

GALLATIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Sumner County Schools will delay bringing students back into the classrooms next January.

Citing the increase in new cases following the Thanksgiving holiday that were predicted and the expected cases following the holiday break, Director of Schools Del Phillips said all students will learn remotely from January 6 through 8.

"Beginning next semester in the Distance/Remote Learning model will allow time for those that may have been exposed during holiday celebrations to recover before returning to in-person school," Phillips said. "Per our district reentry plan, we will make a decision on Wednesday, January 6, using the most current data available for the following two weeks of school"

Students were supposed to return to the classroom on Wednesday, January 6.