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Wilson County: Pre-K through 3rd graders returning to in-person classes

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Posted at 8:04 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 09:04:43-04

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — Wilson County Schools says it’s sending some students back to the classroom for traditional in-person learning.

The district said the decision was made at Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Pre-K through third grade students will return to classes on Monday, Sept. 21.

Grades four through 12 will remain on the current hybrid schedule or virtual plan until at least fall break – which is scheduled for Oct. 5-9 – as originally planned. Wilson County Schools says plans beyond fall break are still being determined.

“This has been a struggle for all of us. Our teachers who are also parents and what they’re trying to maintain because no one’s ever navigated this before and it’s not to make excuses it’s just saying that that’s the situation we’re in," Director of Schools Dr. Donna Wright said at Tuesday’s board meeting.

Facial coverings will remain mandatory for students in grades six through 12.

Since the beginning of the year, the district says there’s been 57 positive cases of COVID-19 among students and staff.

Wilson County’s next board of education meeting is set for Thursday, Oct. 1.

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